Ireland vs Samoa, Rugby World Cup 2019 LIVE: Result and latest reaction from today’s Pool A fixture

Samuel Lovett

Ireland must secure a bonus-point victory over Samoa in their final Rugby World Cup 2019 pool game to secure a place in the last eight of the tournament. Follow live coverage below.

The build-up to today’s match has of course been overshadowed by the disruption caused by Typhoon Hagibis. New Zealand’s match against Italy and England’s clash with France have been cancelled – but the Pool A fixture will go ahead.

Follow latest updates from Japan below:

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Preview

When is it?

Ireland vs Samoa kicks off at 11.45am BST (7.45pm Japan Standard Time) on Saturday 12 October.

Where can I watch it?

ITV will be broadcasting the match. Coverage starts at 11.30am. You can also stream it via the ITV Hub on your laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Teams

Ireland: Larmour; Earls, Henshaw, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; Healy, Best, Furlong, Henderson, James Ryan; Beirne, Van der Flier, Stander.

Replacements: Scannell, Kilcoyne, Porter, Kleyn, O’Mahony, McGrath, Carbery, Conway.

Samoa: Nanai-Williams; Tuala, Leiua, Taefu, Fidow; Seuteni, Polataivao; Mulipola, S Lam Alaalatoa, Paulo, Le’aupepe; Vui, Ioane, J Lam.

Replacements: Niuia, Alo-Emile, Lay, Fa’asalele, Tyrell, Cowley, Pisi, Fonotia.

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