Samoa down sleepy Russians 34-9

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Samoa survived being reduced to 13 group for roughly 10 mins in a initial half and struggled to overcome a singular and tired Russia group to open their Pool A debate with a bonus-point 34-9 feat during Kumagaya Rugby Stadium on Tuesday.

The Pacific islanders scored 6 tries though did themselves no favors in a scrappy diversion that saw Rey Lee-Lo and Motu Matu’u shown yellow cards for high tackles within dual mins of any other, while Russia’s Kirill Gotovtsev was also sinbinned for a identical offense.

Gotovtsev’s tackle on Afaesetiti Amosa while he was scoring Samoa’s second try resulted in a critical knee damage to a series eight. Matu’u also unsuccessful a conduct damage comment and could skip a Sept 30 strife with Scotland in Kobe.

Ed Fidow (two), Lee-lo and Alapati Leiua also crossed for tries as Russia, who fielded a same group final Friday in a contest opener opposite Japan, wilted in a second half though they now have 9 days off until they accommodate Ireland in Kobe.

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