October 3, 2019 / 12:56 PM / 16 days ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-World Cup-Japan v Samoa

    Oct 3 (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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