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Watch Live: Samoa vs Chile at Rugby World Cup 2023


Sep 16, 2023

Major Events:

Samoa faced Chile in a thrilling match, with the final score being 24-10 in favor of Samoa. The game saw some major events that impacted the outcome.

In the 42nd minute, Jonathan Thomateen of Samoa initiated a move that caught Chile off guard. He switched the direction of play before passing the ball to Theo McFarland. McFarland drove towards the line and handed the ball back to Taumatine, who made a remarkable comeback to score a try.

At halftime, Samoa had a nine-point lead with a score of 19-10. Leali’ifano scored a difficult conversion, pinning the ball on the left-hand touchline.

In the 40th minute, Duncan Paiaaua scored Samoa’s first try after a smart kick-through from Thomateen and a rebound from Toara.

Throughout the first half, Chile defended fiercely but made a switch on the final play, which led to Samoa’s advantage.

Samoa’s reliable kicker, Leali’ifano, scored four penalties out of four, contributing to the team’s goals.

In the 35th minute, Chile gained a penalty advantage but lost possession, resulting in Samoa’s three-point lead.

Chile’s flyhalf, Videla, suffered a head injury and was replaced by Pablo Casas.

Chile’s attacking play showed promise with Rodrigo Fernandes making notable moves.

Samoa’s Lili Ifano scored a penalty in the 6th minute, putting Samoa in the lead.

The match showcased both teams playing their own style of rugby, with Samoa eventually securing a victory.

Samoa made changes to their matchday squad, adding three players with caps from other countries, including former Wallaby Christian Lilifano and All Blacks representatives Stephen Luatua and Lima Sopoaga.

Overall, the match proved to be an entertaining and competitive encounter between Samoa and Chile.

By Editor

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