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Samoa exploit tired Russians to secure bonus-point win

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 25, 2019 13:37

Samoa exploit tired Russians to secure bonus-point win

Samoa survived being reduced to 13 men for almost 10 minutes in the first half and struggled to overcome a limited and exhausted Russia team to open their Pool A campaign with a bonus-point 34-9 victory at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium. The Pacific islanders scored six tries but did themselves no favours in a scrappy game that saw Rey Lee-Lo and Motu Matu’u shown yellow cards for high tackles within two minutes of each other, while Russia’s Kirill Gotovtsev was also sinbinned for a similar offence. Gotovtsev’s tackle on Afaesetiti Amosa while he was scoring Samoa’s second try resulted in a serious knee injury to the number eight.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 25, 2019 13:37

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