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- International Match
- 16th Nov 2012
- KO 19:30
- Ground: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
- Att: 58,000
Wales v Samoa - Live
Full-time Wales 19 Samoa 26.
80 Samoa take the lineout through the excellent Tuifua, and the ball goes dead. Samoa win! What a result for the Islanders! Wales sinking to their fifth consecutive defeat and the pressure is on Rob Howley now. Thank you for joining us.
79 Jamie Roberts wins the restart and Wales throw everything forward. Turnover again though by Samoa and the clock will wind down.
78 TRY, SAMOA, LEOTA! 19-26. Such an important moment. Kick through from Lemi, Halfpenny fails to touch it down and Leota comes through to dot the ball down before it goes dead. Huge moment.
76 Priestland clears to touch but it doesn't go far, Samoa with possession deep in the Welsh half. Loose lineout but Ken Owens knocks on and Samoa have the scrum. Johnny Leota back on for Paul Williams. Once more it's a penalty to Samoa. Pisi struggling with cramp and misses the penalty.
73 Another penalty to Samoa at the scrum but Fotuali'i breaks, the Samoans up to the Welsh 22 but Lemi is bundled into touch.
71 Phillips attempts the grubber but hands possession back to Samoa, who drive forward. Phillips redeems himself and turns the ball over, Wales attacking down the left. Faletau knocks on though, scrum to Samoa with time ticking down.
70 Pisi misses touch from the penalty and Perez does brilliantly to regather possession from the returned kick. Another fine nudge from Pisi pins Wales back. Ryan Jones replaced by Sam Warburton.
69 Paul Williams returns for Samoa, back on for Johnny Leota. Treviranus also replaced by Fomai. Another big Samoan scrum and they win the penalty.
68 Perez botches the restart, but just about clears. Only as far as the 5 metre line and it's a Welsh lineout. Tipuric at the back of the maul which goes to ground. Tough defence from Samoa. Great turnover by Samoa and they clear, Halfpenny wrapped up. Scrum to Samoa.
66 PENALTY, SAMOA, PISI! 19-21. Another fine scrum from Samoa, Gethin Jenkins going down and Pisi hits it over from right in front.
64 Gethin Jenkins on for Wales. Knock on from the restart and Samoa have possession in Welsh territory. Thundering tackle from Jamie Roberts on Tusi Pisi, Samoa still with the ball though. Lovely hands from Autagavala and Pisi once more. Scrum to Samoa.
62 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 19-18. Scrappy lineout but Wayne Barnes spots something on the far side. Chants of 'off' from the crowd after Fa'asavalu has his arm around Ken Owens neck. Penalty to Wales and Halfpenny makes no mistake.
60 Great turnover from Paulo but Tipuric does the same straight back. Smart kick from Wales and the ball goes out near the Samoan try line.
59 Samoa penalised straight from the restart and Halfpenny has the chance to take back the lead. Incredibly, given his quality, he misses it to the right. Let off for the visitors.
Ti'i Paulo of Clermont on for Avei.
57 PENALTY, SAMOA, PISI! 16-18. Straight up the middle from Samoa and a penalty against Aaron Jarvis. Fotuali'i with a drop goal attempt which sails wide, but they have the penalty. Pisi with the points.
55 Paul Williams taken off after that collision, replaced by Sale's Johnny Leota.
54 Good tackle from Jamie Roberts and Paul Williams knocks on. Priestland with an overlap to his left, but he opts to kick and the ball goes dead. Samoa scrum.
52 Welsh lineout 40 metres out, wide to Halfpenny who is wrapped up by Lemi. Phases later the ball comes loose and Samoa attack from deep, Perez struggling under pressure. Penalty Samoa, Ryan Jones not releasing the tackler.
49 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 16-15. George North gathers a high ball but once more Samoa turn over possession, clearing their lines. Penalty to Wales right on the halfway line, dead straight. Over with plenty to go.
46 TRY, SAMOA, PISI! 13-15. Fa'asavalu spills possession in midfield but Samoa regather the ball at the ruck and Fotuali'i breaks! Gathered by Pisi and he's over! Upstairs to the TMO... Remarkable footwork from George Pisi to avoid the tackle of Priestland, an acrobatic dive and fine finish.
45 Good work from the Samoan scrum and they win a penalty, Pisi finding touch inside the Welsh half.
44 Welsh scrum put under pressure by Samoa but Phillips takes the ball up the middle. Knocked on though inside the Samoa 22.
42 Cuthbert tackled by Treviranus in midfield, Pisi then with a big hit on Halfpenny down on the left and the Welsh full-back is struggling to get to his feet. Turnover by Samoa but the ball isn't coming back and Wales have the scrum.
41 Great take from Halfpenny and Wales attack. Ken Owens looks isolated but Avei is penalised for coming in at the side. Welsh lineout.
40 Both sides are back out on the field, Ian Evans replaced by Luke Charteris.
Half-time Wales 13 Samoa 10.
40 PENALTY, SAMOA, PISI! 13-10. No problem this time for the Samoa fly-half and the gap closes to three. Brutal first half, could go either way but Wales are growing in confidence.
40 Samoan lineout turns into a maul that crawls forward, penalty against Ken Owens for coming in at the side.
39 Penalty at the scrum to Wales, but from the resulting lineout Wales are penalised for obstruction. One last chance for Samoa in this half as Pisi finds the 22.
38 Biggar comes off and is replaced by Rhys Priestland.
37 Excellent offloading from Samoa down the left touchline, before Fa'asavalu brings it up the middle. Knock on from Tusi Pisi and Dan Biggar has a nasty cut to the head.
35 Pisi with another touchfinder, Ken Owens struggles at the lineout and Samoa have the ball. Fotuali'i's kick only finds Halfpenny, Lemi returning the latter's kick well.
33 TRY, WALES, BECK! 13-7. Big Samoan defence and they win the ball, charging forward through George Pisi. Wide ball from Tusi Pisi and it's intercepted by Ashley Beck! First cap, first try!
30 Careless penalty by Ryan Jones, blocking Perez at the restart. Similar distance for Pisi who sends this one to the left.
28 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 6-7. Hands in the ruck from Samoa and Halfpenny has another shot at goal. Penalty count rising for Samoa - up to 8 - and the referee speaks to David Lemi. No problem for Halfpenny.
27 Long lineout from Samoa is loose and Phillips gathers, only for Treviranus to turn over possession. Wales attempt to play from deep, Halfpenny stepping his way through and it's another penalty to Wales, Biggar clearing to the Samoa 10m line.
25 Crowd attempting to lift the home side, but it's a penalty to Wales, Ryan Jones penalised for breaking off to early. Pisi clears into the Welsh half.
23 Beck goes for the grubber but the ball is stopped, Wales going backwards. Scrappy kick from Biggar but Wales get a lucky bounce, Lemi struggling to maintain possession. Samoa scrum.
21 Quick ball at the ruck and Samoa are into the Welsh 22. Penalty to Wales though at the breakdown and a chance to clear.
20 Slow ball for Wales and George North knocks on, scrum to Samoa. Kick behind from Pisi is exquisite and Wales are under pressure.
17 Biggar clears from his 22 and Tuifua runs it back with interest, barging off Ian Evans. Penalty to Wales and Phillips goes quickly, upping the tempo. Biggar with a cross kick to Halfpenny but the ball goes into touch off Perez.
15 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 3-7. Samoan offence at the ruck and Halfpenny gets the points from down the middle.
14 Another smart kick from Pisi finds the Welsh 22. Driving maul from Samoa doesn't go far, passed into midfield but Wales power through the ruck. Biggar misses the penalty to touch, but the return kick finds Halfpenny who surges forward. Scrum to Wales.
11 High kick from Pisi but Halfpenny covers it nicely. Biggar with an up and under that doesn't go far but Wales regather possession in the Samoan half. Penalty against Wales, Bradley Davies in at the side. Smart defence from the visitors.
10 Powerful running from Samoa but Beck turns it over. Halfpenny tries to release North down the left wing but the defence is good and North goes into touch.
8 Pisi has a difficult shot from far out on the right hand side and it just drifts short. Welsh restart from the 22.
7 Effective maul from Samoa goes down five metres out. Caught napping though and Faletau steals possession, Halfpenny clearing the ball long. Great return kick from Autagavala but the lineout is quick from Biggar, Samoa possession inside the Welsh half. North pinged for being off his feet.
5 Wales attack over on the right hand side but it's a penalty to Samoa, good work at the breakdown. Pisi finds touch very well inside the 22.
3 Samoa clear their lines from the restart, Cardiff crowd stunned by that Samoan score. Wales lineout on halfway. Daniel Leo offside and Biggar kicks into the 22.
1 TRY, SAMOA, AUTAGAVALA! 0-7. What a start for Samoa! Great break from Tuifua, before the ball goes through the hands, full-back Autagavala finishing things off. Simple. Brilliant start.
Kick-off David Lemi leads the Samoa haka, Tusi Pisi to get us underway. Here we go!
Build-up Two fine anthems and we are nearly ready to get underway. Tears in the eyes of Ryan Jones. Time for the haka.
Weather The roof is shut in Cardiff but there has been a constant drizzle and the pitch is slightly damp. A night for studs, not blades.
Team News Samoa have made plenty of changes from their victory over Canada last weekend, with David Lemi returning to the side on the wing as captain. Paul Williams is back at inside centre, with Robert Lilomaiava, who scored four tries against Canada, settling for a place on the bench.
Team News Wales have dropped captain Sam Warburton to the bench and brought in Justin Tipuric at openside flanker, with Ryan Jones captaining the side. Dan Biggar starts at fly-half with Ashley Beck coming in at outside centre.
Welcome Hello and welcome to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for Friday's clash between Wales and Samoa.
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