Samoa Rugby World Cup 2023 Team Squad, Player List
Samoa is a rugby-loving nation with a rich rugby history. The country has been a regular participant in the Rugby World Cup (RWC) since 1991, and the team has consistently produced some exciting rugby talents. As the RWC 2023 approaches, rugby fans around the world are eagerly waiting for the teams to announce their squad and schedules. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Samoa Rugby World Cup 2023 team squad, player list, schedule, past performances, odds of winning the tournament, and their team jersey and kit.
Samoa Rugby World Cup 2023 Team Squad and Player List
The Samoa Rugby Union is yet to announce its team squad and player list for the Rugby World Cup 2023. However, we can expect to see some of the best Samoan rugby players in action during the tournament. Some of the notable players who might make it to the team are:
- Chris Vui (captain)
- TJ Ioane
- Dwayne Polataivao
- Melani Matavao
- Motu Matu’u
- Michael Alaalatoa
- Logovi’i Mulipola
- Rey Lee-Lo
- Ah See Tuala
- Tim Nanai-Williams
These players have been an integral part of the Samoa rugby team in recent years and are expected to perform well in the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
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Samoa Rugby World Cup 2023 Schedule
The Samoa rugby team is in Pool D for the Rugby World Cup 2023 along with teams like England, Japan, and Chile and Argentina. The tournament will take place in France, and Samoa’s first match will be against Chile on September 16, 2023. Here is the Samoa Rugby World Cup 2023 schedule:
|September 16||Samoa vs Chile||Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux|
|September 22||Samoa vs Argentina||Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne|
|September 28||Samoa vs Japan||Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse|
|October 7||Samoa vs England||Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille|
Samoa Rugby World Cup Past Performances
Samoa has participated in every Rugby World Cup since 1991. The team’s best performance came in 1991, 1995, and 1999 when they reached the quarter-finals. Since then, they have failed to progress past the pool stage, with their most recent appearance in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, where they finished fourth in their pool. However, the team has shown some impressive performances against top teams like England, Australia, and South Africa in the past and will be looking to improve their record in the upcoming tournament.
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What are the Odds of Samoa Winning the Rugby World Cup 2023?
Samoa is not considered one of the favorites to win the Rugby World Cup 2023. However, they have a talented squad and have caused upsets in the past. According to the bookmakers, the odds of Samoa winning the Rugby World Cup 2023 are currently at 250/1. While it may be a long shot, Samoa will be hoping to create some upsets and exceed expectations during the tournament.
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RWC 2023: Samoa Team Jersey & Kit
The Samoa Rugby Union has not yet unveiled the official team jersey and kit for the Rugby World Cup 2023. However, we can expect the team to wear their traditional blue jersey with the Samoan coat of arms on the left chest. The team’s jersey and kit are expected to be sponsored by some of the leading sports brands in the world, and fans can’t wait to see what they will look like.