Russia vs Samoa Live

Russia vs Samoa Live Stream Reddit: Wales opened their campaign on Monday with resilient Georgia. This morning we will see the 2019 tournament debut of Samoa, who face Russia – who performed above expectations in their opening loss to hosts Japan – in Pool A in Kumagaya at 11:15am BST.England are today also due to name their team for Thursday’s second Pool C clash with the United States in Kobe.

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The four-day turnaround is something we experimented with against Japan last autumn and so the players have had some experience of it,” he said.
“You have to make sure the two days before the game are exactly the same as you would normally have for any other game.What I see now is players handling it really well but the game on Thursday will be the litmus test.

Vui was one of five England-based players brought in to upgrade the side after losing to Australia 34-15 two weeks ago. The others were prop Logovii Mulipola, hooker Motu Matu’u, scrumhalf Dwayne Polataivao, and winger Ah See Tuala.

At 37 years, 268 days, flyhalf Tusi Pisi will surpass late captain Peter Fatialofa as the oldest Samoan to play at a Rugby World Cup. Pisi also needs 10 more points to overtake Silao Leaega as the leading point-scorer for Samoa at World Cups.

Lineups:

Samoa: Tim Nanai-Williams, Ah See Tuala, Alapati Leiua, Rey Lee-Lo, Ed Fidow, Tusi Pisi, Dwayne Polataivao; Afaesetiti Amosa, TJ Ioane, Chris Vui (captain), Kane Le’aupepe, Teofilo Paulo, Michael Alaalatoa, Motu Matu’u, Logovii Mulipola. Reserves: Ray Niuia, Paul Alo-Emile, Jordan Lay, Senio Toleafoa, Josh Tyrell, Melani Matavao, AJ Alatimu, Henry Taefu.

Russia: Vasily Artemyev (captain), German Davydov, Vladimir Ostroushko, Dmitry Gerasimov, Kirill Golosnitskiy, Yury Kushnarev, Vasily Dorofeev; Nikita Vavilin, Tagir Gadzhiev, Vitaly Zhivatov, Bogdan Fedotko, Andrey Ostrikov, Kirill Gotovtsev, Stanislav Selskii, Valery Morozov. Reserves: Evgeny Matveev, Andrei Polivalov, Azamat Bitiev, Andrey Garbuzov, Anton Sychev, Dmitry Perov, Ramil Gaisin, Vladislav Sozonov.

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