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.
Wales have called up four players to train with the national squad following their 24-15 defeat to South Africa. The Scarlets props Samson Lee and Rhodri Jones, plus Newport-Gwent Dragons backs Hallam Amos and Tom Prydie will provide cover after the 2013 Six Nations champions lost a quartet of players to injury by half-time.
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 will play three of their pool matches at Twickenham
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
All Blacks' talismanic fly-half out with ankle injury as coach Gatland returns to lead Dragons
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
Warburton, Wales' World Cup leader in New Zealand last autumn and a Grand Slam-winning Six Nations skipper, is on the bench