There were four All Blacks and as many Japan players in the Opta team of the Rugby World Cup, but no world champions.
Ireland will not have Bundee Aki available for the rest of the Rugby World Cup after he was banned for three weeks.
Joe Schmidt is not optimistic Bundee Aki will avoid a ban but Samoa coach Steve Jackson wants a judiciary to "see some sense".
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt said it was "hard to argue" with Bundee Aki's red card but was keen to see the incident again.
Ireland will face New Zealand or South Africa in a Rugby World Cup quarter-final after hammering Samoa despite Bundee Aki's red card.
Joe Schmidt says Ireland must control their own destiny and will take Samoa seriously as they aim to book their place in the last... Read more
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made 11 changes to his side for Saturday's crunch Pool A clash with Samoa in the Rugby World Cup.
With victory over Samoa, 2019 tournament hosts Japan have the chance to win the group at a Rugby World Cup for the first time.
Samoa were eliminated from the Rugby World Cup as Japan maintained their 100 per cent record and earned a late bonus point.
Japan will bid to make it three wins from three matches when they tackle Samoa in Toyota City on Saturday, and Michael Leitch is... Read more
Scotland got back on track against Samoa on Monday, giving Gregor Townsend great encouragement after an opening defeat.
Pool A remains wide open at the Rugby World Cup after Scotland beat Samoa to join their opponents and Ireland on one win from... Read more
Samoa are without two men due to suspension against Scotland but Steve Jackson believes the setbacks are motivating factors.
Rey Lee-Lo was fortunate to escape with a booking for a high tackle on Russia's Vasily Artemyev, but has now been banned for three... Read more
Russia were beaten 34-9 by Samoa in Pool A, but captain Vasily Artemyev has no doubt they belong at the Rugby World Cup.
Samoa went down to 13 men during the first half, but Russia failed to capitalise before Steve Jackson's side cruised to a bonus-point win.