Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Samoa and Russia will contest Pool A in the Rugby World Cup and TRU’s Gary Heatly has cast his eye over all five teams.
Australia bounced bank from their defeat to New Zealand in Auckland with a 34-15 victory over Samoa at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday.
Vereniki Goneva went into record books as Fiji edged out Samoa 10-3 in their Pacific Nations Cup encounter in Suva on Saturday.
Samoa will miss the services of captain Piula Fa'asalele for six weeks following a broken wrist.
Samoa lock Joe Tekori has announced his decision to retire from international rugby with immediate effect.
Samoa head coach Steve Jackson has named a 38-man squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup that will kick-off in Apia next month.
Ken Pisi admits it has been a challenge for Northampton Saints this season, but he and the team are keen to end the season in a positive fashion.
Former Samoa Under 20 flanker Faiva Tagatauli has passed away on Thursday morning following a head injury that he sustained while playing for his club last weekend.
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.