LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_wales-ed Wales

19

Thumb_samoa-ed Samoa

26
Kick-off local time : Fri, 16 November 2012 - 19h30
Kick-off : Fri, 16 November 2012 - 21h30
Venue : Cardiff
Referee : Pascal Gauzere (France)
Match status : Result
  Wales Samoa
Tries Johnny Leota (78min)
Penalties
Conversions
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

Wales win the restart, but then almost immediately concede penalty. Samoa win the line-out, set up a few rucks and then hack it into touch to score another major upset over Wales - 26-19. Samoa certainly deserved this win, if only because they looked the hungrier of the two teams. That is FULL-TIME here in Cardiff folks. Join us again tomorrow for more drama from the Test arena!

79

Tusi Pisi can't add the extras and at 26-19 there is a slight chance of a draw for Wales.

78

TRY - Samoa, from the restart, goes left and David Lemi puts in a sublime grubber for Johnny Leota to win the scramble and score what will be the winning try.

77

Tusi Pisi, from 30m out and a slight angle, pushes it wide to the right

76

Another scrum penalty against Aaron Jarvis - the Samoa scrum has dominated in the second half

75

Ken Owens wins a stray throw, but then knocks the ball on

74

Rhys Priestland hacks it into touch and Samoa have a line-out 15m out from the Welsh 22

73

Samoa work their way back into the Welsh 22, where Lemi is tackled into touch

72

Wales work their way into the Samoan half, only for Toby Faletau to put the ball down cold

71

Pisi fasils to find touch, but Wales kick the ball back at them and Pisi drives them back to their 22 again

70

Another scrum penalty to Samoa as Aaron Jarvis goes backwards at a rate of knots

69

Wales looked to get the ball back from a kick ahead, but Beck knocks on just inside the Samoan half

68

Samoa win another vital turnover just 5m from their line, after Wales looked like scoring

66

Tusi Pisi slots the PENALTY and Samoa lead 21-19

65

Scrum penalty to Samoa - the Welsh set pieces have been shocking tonight

64

Samoa keep the ball through multiple phases and 10m out the ball goes dead in a heap of bodies on the ground - scrum feed to Samoa. Great ball control by Samoa, equally impressive defence by Wales

63

Samoa win another turnover and work their way towards the Welsh 22

62

This time Leigh Halfpenny, from touch, gets it right and slots the PENALTY - Wales back in the lead, 19-18

61

Maurie Fa'asavalu penalised for pulling a player back around the head - that looked ugly, could have been a card!

60

Mike Phillips pushes Samoa back into their 22 with a neat little chip kick

59

Leigh Halfpenny pushes it wide to the right - is that a crucial miss?

58

Poor clearance by Kahn Fotuali'i - the ball went about 2m in the air and virtually landed on top of the ruck - hands Wales a penalty right on the 22

57

Tusi Pisi, from 35m out in front, slots the PENALTY to get Samoa back in front - 18-16

56

Aaron Jarvis penalised at the tackle - easy kick at goal for Samoa

55

Rhys Priestland launches a huge kick downfield and it goes dead ingoal - very poor option, they had a three-man overlap on that counter

53

Samoa win a crucial turnover inside their 22 as the Welsh push hard, but in desperation Wales then concede a penalty at the tackle

52

Wales finally win a mini kicking contest, to get a line-out feed inside the Samoan half

50

Leigh Halfpenny slots the long-range PENALTY and Wales lead again - 16-15

49

Ole Avei again penalised at the breakdown, on the halfway line

48

Tusi Pisi, from the touchline, is just left of the upright, but Samoa lead 15-13

47

TRY - George Pisi squeezes over in the left corner, after Kahn Fotuali'i picks up a loose ball at a ruck and sprints downfield. The call goes to the TMO, who rules that the try is good!

45

Samoa win a scrum penalty - not much going Wales' way tonight

44

Two phases after the scrum and Wales knock it on inside the Samoan 22

43

Wales take it through the phases and work their way up to the Samoan 22, where they win a scrum feed after the ball is tied up in a mess of bodies

41

The second half is underway. Ole Avei penalised early for incorrect entry at the ruck.

40

Ryan Jones is having a shocker - first penalised for obstruction at a line-out and then at the very next for coming in at the side of a maul. Tusi Pisi slots the PENALTY to make it a 3-point (1013) game at HALF-TIME. Wales will have to thin about their approach during the break. They may lead, but they are very fortunate to be in this game, as they have felt the brunt of those huge Samoan hits. See you in 10 minutes.

39

Dan Biggar joins Richard Hibbard on the sideline as the Samoan hits start taking their toll. Wales win a penalty at the scrum

38

Samoa again work their way towards the Welsh 22, but Pisi puts the ball down cold

36

Samoa win another line-out steal - the Welsh set pieces have been very poor

35

Wales go deep from the restart, but Tusi Pisi drives them back to their 22 again

34

Leigh Halfpenny adds the CONVERSION for a 13-7 lead

33

TRY - Ashley Beck intercept a poor pass inside the Welsh 22, after Samoa won a turnover and were pushing hard. Beck ran 85m for the score

31

Tusi Pisi, from 40m out, hooks it past the left upright

30

From the restart Ryan Jones penalised for obstruction - that was just silly

29

Leigh Halfpenny, from about 40m out in front, slots another PENALTY and it is a one-point game - 6-7

28

Another penalty against Samoa at the breakdown, this time inside their own half

26

Samoan defence again trouble the Welsh runners, but overeagerness result in a Welsh penalty at the breakdown - hands in after the ruck was formed

24

Ryan Jones penalised for breaking away too early from the scrum

23

More big hits coming in and Dan Biggar launches a very poor kick. Alex Cuthbert fails to control the ball and Samoa win a scrum feed outside their 22

21

Samoa win a line-out steal, but they concede a penalty just inside the Welsh 22 as a couple of their forwards go off their feet

20

Tusi Pisi drives Wales back to their 22 with a pin-point kick out of hand

19

Wales get driven back in the maul; and then knock on as they attempt to scramble the ball out

18

A pin-point cross-field kick and Paul Perez knocks the ball into touch as he scrambled back in cover

17

Adain Samoa penalised at the breakdown, near halfway and Wales go quickly

15

Leigh Halfpenny, from about 35m out straight in front, slots the PENALTY and Wales are on the board - 3-7

14

Samoa concede a free kick at a scrum and then a penalty very soon afterwards

13

Paul Williams penalised about 10m outside the Samoan 22 for not releasing the ball in the tackle

12

Wales enjoy a period of phase play, but on the Samoan 10m line Bradley Davies is penalised for going in at the side of a ruck

10

Wales win another crucial turnover near their 22, as Samoa threaten. However, Wales play lateral and they are pushed into touch near halfway

9

Tusi Pisi, from about 45m out, is just wide to the right

8

George North penalised for being off his feet at the tackle and still playing the ball - Pisi going for poles

7

Crucial turnover 10m out from the Welsh line as Samoa fail to control the ball at a ruck

6

Wales caught behind the advantage line after a couple of big hits and then a Welsh player gets isolated - penalty to Samoa inside the Welsh half

5

Daniel Leo offside at the line-out, penalty to Wales

4

Tusi Pisi clears his lines from the restart - Welsh line-out on halfway

3

Tusi Pisi, from about 10m in fromt touch, slots the CONVERSION to make it a 7-0 lead

2

TRY - Faatoina Autagavaia goes over in the right corner after quick hands, but the crucial break was made by Samoan No.8 Taiasina Tuifua. BIG early statement!

0

The game is underway

-1

Samoan team will now perform the Siva Tau - their traditional pre-match war dance

-2

Now for the anthems

-3

Ryan Jones breaks the Welsh record as he captains his country for the 29th time!

-4

The roof is shut, but the underfoot will still be testy on a surface that almost always turns up in large sods

-5

The teams are getting ready to take to the field for the anthems

-10

Can Wales bounce back from last week's shock defeat against Argentina? They will certainly have to show a lot more commitment against a South Pacific team known for their love of the BIG hits!

-15

Wales may have won their last three encounters with Samoa, but the last two of those were by no more than a converted try - 17.10 last year and 17-13 in 2009

-20

Welcome to Cardiff, where we await the encounter between Wales and Samoa - two teams who have a good bit of history between them.
Wales
Players
15 Liam Williams
14 Alex Cuthbert
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 George North
10 Dan Biggar
9 Mike Phillips
8 Toby Faletau
7 Josh Turnbull
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Luke Charteris
3 Samson Lee
2 Ken Owens
1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes
23 Matthew Morgan
22 James Hook
21 Gareth Davies
20 Dan Baker
19 Jake Ball
18 Aaron Jarvis
17 Paul James
16 Matthew Rees
Samoa
Players
15 James Sooialo
14 Alapati Leiua
13 Paul Williams
12 Johnny Leota
11 Alesana Tuilagi
10 Tusi Pisi
9 Jeremy Sua
8 Taiasina Tuifua
7 Jack Lam
6 Ofisa Treviranus
5 Daniel Leo
4 Teofilo Paulo
3 Logovi'i Mulipola
2 Ole Avei
1 Sakaria Taulafo

Substitutes
23 Alafoti Faosiliva
22 Seilala Mapusua
21 Brandon Va'aulu
20 Junior Poluleuligaga
19 Kane Thompson
18 Census Johnston
17 James Johnston
16 Ti'i Paulo