World Rugby has announced that Fiji and Samoa has been elected onto the board's expanded council after they met the new governance criteria.
England ended their autumn international campaign undefeated for the second successive time under head coach Eddie Jones as they trounced Samoa 48-14 at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
As England are set to take on Samoa in the final game of the autumn internationals, we take a look at few of the key points ahead of the encounter.
Scotland managed to resist a second half resurgence from Samoa as they kick started their autumn international campaign with a 44-38 win over Samoa at Murrayfield Stadium.
The Rugby Football Union is set to make a goodwill payment of £75,000 to the Samoan Rugby Union after the prime minister has declared the organisation bankrupt.
New Zealand ran a 12-try riot as they warmed up for the British and Irish Lions series with an intimidating 78-0 win over Samoa at Eden Park on Friday.
Former Samoa international Dan Leo has warned that the World Rugby's decision to increase the residency qualification period will see young talents leaving the Pacific Islands at an early age.
Saracens have recruited Samoa lock Fa'atiga Lemalu from Japanese Super Rugby side the Sunwolves on a short-term deal.
While the rugby world eagerly awaits this year’s World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester, the secondary competition, the World Rugby U20 Trophy, has been raging for the last two weeks in Zimbabwe.
World Cup chiefs have slashed Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi's five-week ban - but he still missed today's World Cup clash with Scotland.
Scotland stumbled into the World Cup quarter-finals but only after a nerve-shredding 36-33 win over Samoa in Newcastle.
Samoan tighthead prop Census Johnston believes his home nation would never have participated in the World Cup without threatening to strike in November.
Samoa narrowly edged out the USA in their World Cup Pool B opener to begin the tournament with a 25-16 victory in Brighton.
Samoa lock Kane Thompson will miss his country's opening World Cup game after landing a two-match ban.
This remarkable documentary explores how the tiny Pacific Island nations of Fiji, Tonga & Samoa reconnect with their heritage and take on the giants of the rugby World Cup, against all the odds.
Samoa have announced their 31-man World Cup squad set to take part in this year's competition.
Lewis Hughes looks at five players who impressed at this year's Pacific Nations Cup to keep an eye on at the World Cup.
Fiji retained their status as Pacific Nations Cup Champions with a thrilling 39-29 victory over rivals Samoa in Canada last night.
After their fine display against the All Blacks in Apia last weekend, attention now turns for Samoa to the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
The world watched last week as the All Blacks made the 2,000 mile journey to Apia, Samoa, where they took part in a historic test against a nation which has had such a prolific bearing on the fortunes of New Zealand rugby.
New Zealand resisted a second-half fightback from Samoa to win 25-16 in this historic match in Apia.