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  1. Rugby - Samoa stun Wales in Cardiff

    Rugby - Samoa stun Wales in Cardiff

    Wales crumbled to a second successive defeat in the autumn internationals and fifth defeat on the bounce as Samoa ran out 26-19 winners in Cardiff. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Wales
    • Samoa
    • 80' And that’s it! Samoa have deservedly won the match. Wales 19-26 Samoa. Thanks for joining us.
    • 79' One last push from Wales. A converted try to tie. What a finish. Oh but Samoa have turned over the ball and now have a penalty. Wales have been poor today.
    • 78' Pisi misses again. They should be out of sight now. Wales 19-26 Samoa.
    • 77' Try Samoa! Lemi breaks through, chips forward and Johnny Leota touches down after a slip from Halfpenny! Game over now.
    • 76' Pisi misses yet again with possibly his easiest chance. Bit let off for Wales.
    • 75' Penalty Samoa! It was a great scrum for Samoa and Wales dragged it down.
    • 75' Samoa sub: Leota back on for Williams.
    • 74' Owens knocks it on and Samoa have another attacking platform. Time running out for Wales.
    • 73' Great take Charteris and Wales can clear their lines.
    • 72' Big pressure from Samoa but Wales have a throw not far from their own line.
    • 71' An immediate impact from Warburton who turns over the ball for Wales. But they then lose the ball again. So frustrating.
    • 70' Wales sub: Sam Warburton on for Ryan Jones
    • 70' Ten minutes to go and anyone’s guess as to who will win this.
    • 70' Penalty Samoa. Good drive from the scrum but they miss touch.
    • 69' Samoa sub: Williams off for Johnny Leota
    • 69' Sam Warbuton getting stripped off, ready to make an impact.
    • 68' Wales have lost it and Samoa escape. Big chance gone.
    • 68' Wales hammering away at the Samoa try line. Big pressure.
    • 67' Now Wales come forward and a knock on from Perez gives Wales a great attacking platform.
    • 66' Pisi converts. Samoa back in front. Wales 19-21 Samoa.
    • 65' Penalty Samoa as the Welsh scrum collapses. Easy kick for Pisi.
    • 63' Big pressure from Samoa, inching towards the Welsh try line. They get the put in.
    • 62' Great defence from Roberts. Samoan style tackling!
    • 61' This time Halfpenny converts and Wales are back in front again. It’s a see-saw battle. Wales 19-18 Samoa.
    • 61' Samoa sub: Filo Paulo off for Joe Tekori.
    • 60' Penalty Wales for a high tackle. Another chance. Fa'asavalu penalised.
    • 60' Great play from Tipuric to turn over the ball.
    • 59' Halfpenny drifts it out wide. That is a shock as it was an easy one by his standards. Just faded it right of the post.
    • 58' Penalty Wales! Chance for Halfpenny to put them back in front.
    • 58' Samoa sub: Ti'i Paulo on for Ole Avei.
    • 57' This time Pisi is on target and Samoa are back in front. Wales 16-18 Samoa.
    • 56' Good first tough from Leota and he runs straight at the Welsh defence. Penalty coming for Jarvis not rolling away.
    • 55' Paul Williams comes off worse after a clash of heads with Jamie Roberts. On comes Sale’s Johnny Leota.
    • 54' Wales have a great chance to spread it wide but Priestland kicks instead and the ball trickles over the dead ball line. There was an overlap on there. Wrong option.
    • 53' And Samoa have the penalty for the tackler not releasing Ryan Jones penalised.
    • 52' Wales upping the tempo now but they lose it and Samoa have it back.
    • 51' Pisi makes some important yardage through Pisi but Wales still have the territory.
    • 50' It’s a cracking strike and Wales are back ahead. Wales 16-15 Samoa.
    • 49' If Pisi had kicked his chances, Wales would be well behind.
    • 48' Wales have it all to do again but win a penalty for in at the side. On the half way line and this is kickable for Halfpenny.
    • 47' Pisi misses the conversion. Wales 13-15 Samoa.
    • 46' Try Samoa! It’s a knock on advantage, Fotuali'i sets off and feeds George Pisi who scores in the corner. Great finish!
    • 45' This time Wales are penalised. Penalty and Pisi clears upfield.
    • 44' The scrum is wheeled. Samoa will put in again.
    • 43' It was a swinging arm that caught Halfpenny from Pisi and that should have been yellow. Assistant Wayne Barnes missed that
    • 42' Halfpenny clattered in the corner but still Wales press. Halfpenny is on wobbly legs.
    • 41' Penalty to Wales. Avei in at the side. It's kicked to the corner.
    • 40' Wales sub: Charteris on for Evans.
    • 40' We’re back underway here and Wales have rung the changes at the break. Priestland kicks off.
    • 40+1' Pisi slots it through. HALF TIME: Wales 13-10 Samoa.
    • 40' Ken Owens concedes a penalty. Another chance for Pisi with the last kick of the half.
    • 39' Man in front of the ball carrier. Penalty Samoa but not in range. One last attacking chance.
    • 38' And Biggar is forced off. It looked a fair tackle. On comes Rhys Priestland.
    • 38' A nasty looking gash to the head for Dan Biggar from a clash of heads. It was a big hit from Maurie Fa'asavalu in with his shouder. Biggar is struggling.
    • 37' Lemi offloads to Johnston. Good play Samoa and some more pressure towards the end of this half.
    • 36' Skipper Ryan Jones battles hard to get the ball and Wales relieve the pressure.
    • 35' Lemi finds a good touch from inside his own 22.
    • 34' Just as Samoa were pressing themselves, Pisi took totally the wrong option in trying to find Perez and was punished.
    • 33' Halfpenny adds the extras. Wales 13-7 Samoa.
    • 32' TRY Wales! And it’s an interception for Ashley Beck from Pisi’s pass, running from his own 22 to score a debut try at home.
    • 31' Samoa pile into the Welsh 22. More pressure for the home side.
    • 30' It’s hooked well wide. A let of for Wales.
    • 30' And Wales concede a penalty straight back for obstruction from the kick. Pisi will have a go.
    • 29' Another good strike and Halfpenny reaches 200 points for Wales, level with Gareth Thomas. Wales 6-7 Samoa.
    • 28' And the penalty comes. Another chance for Halfpenny as Pascal Gauzerre talks to skipper Lemi about the mounting infringements.
    • 27' Hands in from Samoa, penalty advantage Wales.
    • 26' Penalty Wales for Samoa off their feet.
    • 25' Lovely pass from Phillips to Biggar but the Samoa defence holds firm.
    • 24' Wales wheel the scrum and referee Pascal Gauzerre awards Samoa the penalty. Another chance gone.
    • 22' Cuthbert nearly latches onto a lucky bounce from Halfpenny’s kick but it’s knocked on.
    • 21' Good defence from Wales and Samoa concede a sixth penalty. Wales can clear their lines.
    • 20' Samoa going through the phases, Wales doing a lot of tackling in their 22. Pressure.
    • 19' Another nice kick from Pisi, advancing Samoa downfield.
    • 18' Wales sub: Owens on for Hibbard.
    • 17' Cross kick from Biggar means for Halfpenny. It comes off Pisi and Wales have a throw.
    • 16' Wales win another penalty and Phillips taps and goes with Samoa not back ten. At last some phases.
    • 15' Halfpenny slots it through. Wales 3-7 Samoa.
    • 14' Penalty Wales and they tap and go. They win another penalty again for Samoa in at the side, this time in front of the posts and this should be three points.
    • 13' Mazy run from Halfpenny but Wales knock on the ball. Scrum Samoa.
    • 12' Great tackle from Roberts and this time Samoa are penalised for in at the side. Penalty Wales.
    • 11' A half break by North and Wales set a good attacking platform. Penalty to Samoa for Wales going in at the side. More indiscipline.
    • 10' Two players receiving treatment. We're back underway.
    • 9' All Samoa still, piling forward in the maul but Wales have stolen it. North bundled into touch.
    • 8' A good strike but this time Pisi sends his penalty attempt just wide. Could have been 10-0.
    • 7' Penalty Samoa! George North off his feet.
    • 7' The ball was out and Faletau pinches the loose ball. It’s passed out to North and he clears upfield.
    • 6' Pisi kicks to the corner and Samoa have another great attacking platform.
    • 5' Samoa pile in and turnover the ball in the ruck. Great work. Penalty.
    • 5' Leo offside. Penalty to Wales and Biggar boots into the corner.
    • 4' A dreadful start for Wales and the defence was all over the shop as Tuifua broke straight up the middle. A test of character now.
    • 3' Pisa adds the extras. Wales 0-7 Samoa.
    • 2' TRY Samoa! It’s taken a minute. Tuifua burst through the middle, Wales were sucked in and Autagavaia scored in the corner. What a start.
    • 1' All the preliminaries are done and dusted and we’re underway here. Samoa get things going.
    • 19.35 Wales are facing up to the Siva Tau. The Haka will be done next week.
    • 19.25 The South Sea Islanders will be looking to build on their 42-12 win over Canada in Colwyn Bay last Friday, and gain revenge for their World Cup defeat at the hands of Wales in New Zealand last year. They have three wins over Wales in their eight meetings. Five minutes to kick-off as 'bread of heaven' rings out. The anthems next.
    • 19.20 The major talking point, of course, is the dropping of Sam Warburton to the bench in favour of Justin Tipuric. Mike Phillips also returns and another big call is Dan Biggar replacing Rhys Priestland at fly-half. It will also be interesting to see how Ospreys centre Ashley Beck fares alongside Jamie Roberts in the centre on his Millennium Stadium debut.
    • 19.15 Rob Howley: "This squad has shown in the past that we have the character and resilience to get back to winning ways. We have every confidence that we will come back strongly on Friday night. With a short, six-day turnaround it was important for us to freshen things up and also make use of the competition for places we have within this squad, something which has been a key ingredient for the success of the squad over the last 18 months.”
    • 19.10 Samoa: F Autagavaia (Northland), P Perez (Eastern Province), G Pisi (Northampton), P Williams (Stade Francais), D Lemi (Worcester, captain), T Pisi (Suntory), K Fotuali'i (Ospreys); S Taulafo (Wasps), O Avei (Bordeaux-Begles), C Johnston (Toulouse); D Leo (Perpignan), T Paulo (North Harbour); O Treviranus (London Irish), M Fa'asavalu (Harlequins), T Tuifua (Newcastle).
    • 19.05 Wales: L Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues); A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), A Beck (Ospreys), J Roberts (Cardiff Blues), G North (Scarlets); D Biggar (Ospreys), M Phillips (Bayonne); P James (Bath), R Hibbard (Ospreys), A Jarvis (Ospreys), B Davies (Cardiff Blues), I Evans (Ospreys), R Jones (Ospreys, capt), J Tipuric (Ospreys), T Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).
    • 19.00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Autumn international friendly between Wales and Samoa from the Millennium Stadium. Kick off 19.30 BST.
  • Summary

    Wales versus Samoa
    Beck 33’ Tries Autagavaia 2’, Pisi 47’, Leota 78’
    Halfpenny 34’ Conversions Pisiata 3’
    Halfpenny 16’, 29’, 51’, 62’ Penalties Pisiata 41’, 57’, 66’
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Wales

    Manager: Rob Howley

    On the Field

    • James Substitution Out (62′)
    • Hibbard Substitution Out (18′)
    • Jarvis Substitution Out (78′)
    • Davies
    • Evans Substitution Out (41′)
    • Jones Substitution Out (71′)
    • Tipuric
    • Faletau
    • Phillips
    • Biggar Substitution Out (38′)
    • North
    • Roberts
    • Beck Try
    • Cuthbert
    • Halfpenny

    Subs

    • Williams
    • Jenkins Substitution In (62′)
    • Charteris Substitution In (41′)
    • Owens Substitution In (18′)
    • Priestland Substitution In (38′)
    • Warburton Substitution In (71′)
    • Knoyle
    • Andrews Substitution In (78′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Samoa

    Manager: Stephen Betham

    On the Field

    • Taulafo
    • Avei Substitution Out (58′)
    • Johnston Substitution Out (49′)
    • Leo
    • Paulo Substitution Out (60′)
    • Treviranus
    • Fa'asavalu Substitution Out (70′)
    • Tuifua
    • Fotuali'i
    • Pisiata Substitution Out (80′)
    • Lemi
    • Williams Substitution In (70′) Substitution Out (75′)
    • Pisi Try
    • Perez
    • Autagavaia Try

    Subs

    • Tekori Substitution In (60′)
    • Paulo Substitution In (58′)
    • Johnston Substitution In (49′)
    • Afatia
    • Leota Substitution In (75′) Try Substitution Out (70′)
    • Sua Substitution In (80′)
    • Fomai Substitution In (70′)
    • Liomaiava

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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