Revenge is sweet as record win ends four-year run without a November victory for Warren Gatland's side
The rugby union player Peter Fatialofa was a prop forward who captained Samoa at the 1991 World Cup and helped craft an image of Samoan rugby which mixed physical prowess with gentleness and humility. The Samoans beat Wales on their home ground at Cardiff to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals, a victory which remains one of the most significant achieved by a team from the Pacific Islands.
Thge French had hoped to face Fiji in the last eight but a 22-6 defeat to Samoa means they will meet the hosts for a place in the semi-finals
Rob Burrow demonstrated at the weekend that a role has to be found for him in the latter stages of the tournament, as England look to progress beyond the quarter-finals.
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that New Zealand would be the team launching next year's autumn series at Twickenham – the last round of cross-hemisphere matches before the home World Cup in 2015 – and presented it as headline news.
Battling Scotland ran out of steam after leading South Africa 17-6 just after half-time, and finally succumbed to a 30-17 defeat yesterday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Leicester star to play in less familiar No 12 role as support grows for Jonny Wilkinson call-up
There are now 22 confirmed players in a strong squad
England produced a stunning comeback to beat a remarkable Kenyan side 24-19 in sudden-death extra-time in Wellington to secure their first tournament victory of this season's HSBC Sevens World Series.
Stuart Lancaster forced to rejig midfield while injury forces Alex Corbisiero to sit out the entire tournament
Scarlets player out for the rest of the season
Gatland plays down effect on World Cup hopes should his side lose to Australia
Warren Gatland will rejoin the Wales squad this week – "I'm sure he'll be in bright and early Monday morning," Neil Jenkins, the skills coach and legend of the boot predicted – facing the greatest challenge of his career.
Fly-half to turn down Racing Métro for second time when his contract expires next summer
I cannot remember leaving the pitch at the Millennium Stadium last weekend but I can't wait to get back on it tonight. There is a desperation across the team to get out there again and right the wrongs of the Argentina game – we owe the Welsh public a drastic improvement.
In-form Ospreys flanker to start against Samoa as Wales opt to rest Lions' potential next captain