Argentina vs Samoa LIVE: Rugby World Cup score and latest updates



<p>Samoa's full-back Duncan Paia'aua (C) challenges Argentina's full-back Juan Cruz Mallia (C/L) for a high ball</p>
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Samoa's full-back Duncan Paia'aua (C) challenges Argentina's full-back Juan Cruz Mallia (C/L) for a high ball

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Samoa have the potential to blow Pool D wide open when they take on Argentina in Saint-Etienne this evening. Seilala Mapusua’s men secured a bonus point win over Chile last time out, despite playing far from their best, and come into tonight’s Rugby World Cup clash sitting second in the Pool.

Victory over Argentina will put Samoa on level points with England making the final Pool games more intriguing than expected. Argentina, meanwhile, will hope to improve from their opener against Steve Borthwick’s men. Michael Cheika’s Pumas entered the tournament with hopes of topping Pool D but struggled to exert themselves on the contest.

Now, they face the prospect of an early exit and must click into geat against a solid Samoan side some pushing for a last eight place. How will the Pumas fare this evening?

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Argentina 13 -3 Samoa – No try for Boffelli

48 mins, no try. A high tackle from Ben Lam around the neck of Boffelli gives Argentina the lineout. The winger then looks to score, but it’s judged to be a double movement and is chalked off.

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 18:00

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Argentina 13 – 3 Samoa – Argentina scrum

46mins, Argentina go for the corner as Theo McFarland is penalised for changing his bind but the maul that follows from the lineout is unplayable after a pick-and-go. Argentina have a scrum five metres out.

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:56

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SECOND HALF Argentina 13 – 3 Samoa

Santiago Carreras gets the second half underway!

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:48

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First half stats – team

And here are some team stats:

Territory: Argentina 57%, Samoa 43%

Possession: Argentina 63%, Samoa 37%

Metres carried: Argentina 228, Samoa 54

Defenders beaten: Argentina 16, Samoa 2

Rucks won: Argentina 50, Samoa 20

Tackles: Argentina 32, Samoa 82

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:46

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First half stats – individual

Here are some individual stats from the first half:

Most tackles: Seilala Lam (Samoa, 12)

Most metres: Mateo Carreras (Argentina, 59)

Most gainline-crossing carries: Mateo Carreras (Argentina, 5)

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:40

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HALF TIME Argentina 13 – 3 Samoa

A hugely physical first half and Argentina have a ten-point lead going into the break. Two out of three missed penalties from Leali’ifano have seen them only score three points in the first half. The rain has certainly played a factor in the first half, lots of errors for both sides.

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:33

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Argentina 13 – 3 Samoa – Samoa missed penalty

37 mins, Samoa win a penalty at the scrum as they overpower Argentina but Leali’ifano’s kick goes wide. He’ll be disappointed with that one as it was from much shorter range than the previous and he misses the opportunity to put his side within a score of Argentina with three minutes until half time.

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:27

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ARGENTINA PENALTY Argentina 13 – Samoa 3 33 mins

Boffelli slots an easy penalty in front of the posts as Samoa are penalised for being offside.

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:23

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SAMOA PENALTY Argentina 10 – 3 Samoa

Leali’ifano gets Samoa on the scoreboard as his kick from 49 metres out bounces off of the crossbar and goes over!

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:17

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ARGENTINA PENALTY. Argentina 10 – 0 Samoa 24 mins

Tumua Manu and Fritz Lee offside and give away the penalty and Boffelli converts from 45 metres.

Imogen Ainsworth22 September 2023 17:14