Samoa vs Russia Live: Samoa vs Russia live streaming, Watch Rugby World Cup online, preview, prediction & odds Samoa vs Russia Rugby Game News, Watch Rugby World Cup online, preview, prediction & odds Rugby World Cup 2019: How to stream Samoa vs Russia and watch online, what TV channel, UK start time Russia and Samoa are both looking to pick up their first wins of the Rugby World Cup when they meet at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.
Having lost their opening game against the tournament hosts Japan in last Friday’s curtain-raiser, Russia will hope to find the right performance to spring an upset – or face certain pool-stage elimination.
However, it cannot be overlooked that Samoa go into the match as overwhelming favourites, and having not played in the opening round of fixtures, they also have the added benefit of coming in fresh. Captained by Bristol’s Chris Vui and with familiar names such as Logovi’I Mulipola, Tusi Pisi and Tim Nanai-Williams all in the starting line-up, Samoa should have enough in the tank to make a winning start to the campaign.
However, they will have to be wary of a Russian side which shows no changes from the 30-10 defeat against the Brave Blossoms, in which they made Japan fight for the breakthrough.Where can I watch it?
Live coverage begins on ITV 4 at 10:45am BST and will also be shown on the ITV Hub online.
When is it?
Samoa vs Russia takes place on Tuesday 24 September at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.
What time does it start?
The match kicks off at 7:15pm Japan Standard Time, which is 11:15am BST.
Russia: Artemyev; Davydov, Ostroushko, Gerasimov, Golosnitskiy; Kushnarev, Dorofeev; Morozov, Selskii, Gotovtsev; Ostrikov, Fedotko; Zhivatov, Gadzhiev, Vavilin.Replacements: Matveev, Polivalov, Bitiev, Garbuzov, Sychev, Perov, Gaisin, Sozonov.
Samoa: Nanai-Williams; Tuala, Leiua, Lee-Lo, Fidow; Pisi, Polataivao; Mulipola, Matu’u, Alaalatoa; Paulo, Le’Aupepe; Vui, Ioane, Amosa.
Replacements: Niuia, Alo-Emile, Lay, Toleafoa, Tyrell, Matavao, Alatimu, Taefu.
Russia to win: 28/1
Samoa to win: 1/33
Russia 14-35 Samoa: Russia showed in the opening match of the campaign that they have enough about them to score, but Samoa will prove too strong for the World Cup minnows to handle and they should pull away as the contest wears on.