Factbox: World Cup - Japan v Samoa


  • Rugby
  • Thursday, 03 Oct 2019

(Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool A fixture between Japan and Samoa:

WHERE

City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota

WHEN

Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7.30pm local time (1030 GMT)

JAPAN

World ranking: 8

Coach: Jamie Joseph (New Zealand)

Captain: Pieter Labuschagne

Team: 15-Ryohei Yamanaka, 14-Kotaro Matsushima, 13-Timothy Lafaele, 12-Ryoto Nakamura, 11-Lomano Lemeki, 10-Yu Tamura, 9-Yutaka Nagare, 8-Kazuki Himeno, 7-Pieter Labuschagne, 6-Michael Leitch, 5-James Moore, 4-Wimpie van der Walt, 3-Jiwon Koo, 2-Atsushi Sakate, 1-Keita Inagaki

Replacements: 16-Shota Horie, 17-Isileli Nakajima, 18-Asaeli Valu, 19-Uwe Helu, 20-Hendrik Tui, 21-Fumiaki Tanaka, 22-Rikiya Matsuda, 23-Kenki Fukuoka.

SAMOA

World ranking: 15

Coach: Steve Jackson (New Zealand)

Captain: Jack Lam

Team: 15-Tim Nanai-Williams, 14-Ah See Tuala, 13-Alapati Leiua, 12-Henry Taefu, 11-Ed Fidow, 10-Ulupano Seuteni, 9-Dwayne Polataivao, 8-Jack Lam, 7-TJ Ioane, 6-Chris Vui, 5-Kane Le'aupepe, 4-Piula Fa'asalele, 3-Michael Alaalatoa, 2-Seilala Lam, 1-Jordan Lay

Replacements: 16-Ray Niuia, 17-Paul Alo-Emile, 18-James Lay, 19-Senio Toleafoa, 20-Josh Tyrell, 21-Pele Cowley, 22-Tusi Pisi, 23-Kieron Fonotia.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

Assistants: Angus Gardner (Australia), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)

TMO: Graham Hughes (England)

POOL A FIXTURES/RESULTS (date/opponent/venue)

JAPAN

Sept 20 Japan 30-10 Russia Tokyo

Sept 28 Japan 19-12 Ireland Fukuroi

Oct 13 v Scotland Yokohama

SAMOA

Sept 24 Samoa 34-9 Russia Kumagaya

Sept 30 Samoa 0-34 Scotland Kobe

Oct 12 v Ireland Fukuoka

(Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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