- Apr 5, 2012
I had high hopes for the Samoans, but after I watched their games after the Pacific Cup it was dirty, unprofessional and downright nasty. It also seems that the match officials aren’t very keen to be unbiased towards the islanders… those referees based in the Northern Hemisphere.
All in all I think that Fiji have the best chance at proving the world wrong as they played good and clean rugby consistently in 2014/15. They could had even won the Canadians by a larger margin in their last game, but it seemed that they got laid back during the 2nd half.
In our pool, Samoa and Scotland must be wary of the Japanese. Argentina must beware the Tonga team.
To be honest I didn't watch that. But I still remember the 2011 game, they were the same and the ref let them get away with a lot of nasty stuff - they were clearly trying to provoke us. We won by something like 13-6 only
And we must be wary of both Scotland and Samoa in our pool. We're playing them in Newcastle, which is apparently very close to Scotland itself, so you can be sure that we'll be outnumbered in terms of crowd numbers.