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Samoa makes changes for match against Ireland

The Rugby World Cup match will take place despite Typhoon Hagibis


Samoa has made two changes for the Rugby World cup Final Pool A game against Ireland. The match will take place in Fukuoka on Saturday despite the threat of Typhoon Hagibis which has caused two other World Cup matches to be cancelled.

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England is leaving Tokyo for Miyazaki on the southern island of Kyushu as the England-France pool match in Yokohama was cancelled. New Zealand’s pool match with Italy was also cancelled due to the typhoon.

Meanwhile, the Samoa lineup changes are from the roster that lost 38-19 to Japan last Saturday. They include Logovii Mulipola replacing Jordan Lay and Teofilo Paulo coming in for Piula Faasalele at lock in head coach Steve Jackson’s lineup.

The Lam brothers are ready to start their second World Cup together, with Seilalaat hooker and team captain Jack,coming in at No.8.

Henry Taefu starts midfield alongside Alapati Leiua. Taefu scored all the points against japan in their match.

Samoa currently stands second-to-last, having beaten Russia but losing to Scotland.

Samoa: Tim Nanai-Williams, Ah See Tuala, Alapati Leiua, Henry Taefu, Ed Fidow, Ulupano Seuteni, Dwayne Polataivao; Jack Lam (captain), TJ Ioane, Chris Vui, Kane Le’aupepe, Teofilo Paulo, Michael Alaalatoa, Seilala Lam, Logovii Mulipola. Reserves: Ray Niuia, Paul Alo-Emile, Jordan Lay, Piula Faasalele, Josh Tyrell, Pele Cowley, Tusi Pisi, Kieron Fonotia.

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