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Ireland 47 - 5 Samoa
80min - Ireland kick the ball out and that's it! Full time.
79min - A great chance from Samoa but they cant find the final pass.
76min - A double movement is called, penalty against Samoa who play the ball on the ground after losing the ball backwards.
73min - Unlucky from Samoa, they look to throw the ball around and TNW is the man whose called for the forward pass.
71min - TRY - Ireland. Andrew Conway scores after a lovely little grubber from Joey Carbery. Kick is good. Ireland 47 - 5 Samoa
68min - Samoa look to get some attack going but Peter O'Mahony wins the penalty at the breakdown.
65min - TRY - Ireland, Ireland go another 10 phases before they finally break the Samoan defence, CJ Stander gets the try. Kick is good. Ireland 40 - 5 Samoa.
62min - Off the lineout and the Irish forwards get back to work, Jean Kleyn goes over but they cant see grounding, held up is the call.
61min - Massive scrum from Ireland against the feed! They kick to the corner.
60min - Horrible pass from Mcgrath and Samoa do well to get a maul, they win a scrum.
59min - After the warning, Samoa give away another penalty, and TJ Ioane is going to the bin.
58min - A little clueless with Murray and Sexton subbed, dusty attack. Another advantage.
57min - Penalty goes the way of Ireland, Samoa go around 15 phases in their own 5m, next penalty is a yellow Samoa is told.
52min - Lovely turnover won from Stander. Ireland now have a penalty - neck roll.
51min - Penalty against Ireland for a high tackle, Samoa kick for the corner.
48min - TRY - Ireland, perfection from Murray, under advantage and the halfback throws a bullet to the right wing for the fullback Jordan Larmour to score. Kick is good. Ireland 33 - 5 Samoa.
47min - Penalty won off the scrum and Sexton puts a grubber in behind, nobody gets there. Ireland penalty.
45min - Held up is the call, Ireland win a 5m scrum, refs going to check.
42min - Great carrying from Ireland, they win the penalty and kick for touch.
41min - Samoa now have the wind at their back, you can see the difference from their first kick.
41min - Back underway! 14 man Ireland after Aki was sent off.
39min - TRY - Ireland, from the scrum Murray finds Sexton who breaks the defence and scores his second. Kick is wide. Ireland 26 - 5 Samoa
38min - Held up, great defence from Samoa and Ireland will have a 5m scrum.
36min - Advantage and penalty goes the way of Ireland, Samoa off their feet. They will kick for touch.
33min - Dusty pass from Henshaw there... Samoa win a scrum after the forward pass from Earles.
31min - Guilty of overplaying there from Samoa, they knock the ball on.
29min - I disagree with the call, but hey - we are back underway. Seuteni is off for an HIA and Samoa kick for a lineout.
29min - Both players are low and Aki gives a tackle around the head on Ulupano Seuteni, Aki is given a red card here. WOW - big call.
29min - A massive hit here, I think Aki will be in trouble here..
26min - TRY - Samoa! Off the lineout the big men from Samoa go crashing into the Irish defensive line, the captain Jack Lam goes over for the try. Kick is wide. Ireland 21 - 5 Samoa.
24min - Loose pass from Murray, Samoa punce and make a break, they win a penalty at the breakdown and will kick for touch.
23min - Samoa need to hit back, Ireland have been near flawless here.
21min - TRY - Ireland, lovely from Ireland, Murray with the first break then he finds Jordan Larmour who puts in Sexton for the try. Kick is good. Ireland 21 - 0 Samoa
18min - Knock on comes from Ireland, a simple catch but Henshaw drops.
16min - Stolen from Ireland and Murray clears, Fidow goes quickly.
15min - Penalty won at scrum time from Samoa, they kick for touch.
13min - Intentional knock on against Samoa and Ireland win a penalty, they kick for touch - mistake from Sexton, the kick doesn't go out.
13min - Good defence from Samoa here, big hits coming.
9min - TRY - Ireland, simple attack from Ireland, too many missed tackles there from Samoa as 135kg of pure Irish beef goes over for the second try. Great finish from Tadhg Furlong - kick is good. Ireland 14 - 0 Samoa.
8min - Another penalty goes against Samoa, a tackle off the ball and they will kick for touch.
6min - The TMO is called, a high tackle is called, Seilala Lam is sin binned, contact with the head. Penalty and Ireland kick for touch.
6min - A double knock on there, first one is off Ireland and we have our first scrum.
4min - TRY - Ireland. Very simple stuff from Ireland, off the lineout and Rory Best drives over. Kick is good. Ireland 7 - 0 Samoa.
3min - Under advantage, Sexton puts up a bomb and it's taken well. Ireland penalty won, lots of wind here - they kick for touch.
1min - A little game of force back, seven kicks in a row before Tim Nanai-Williams finds touch.
1min - Kick off here, little bit of rain from what I can see. We are underway!!
11:43pm - Anthems now, two absolute tunes, so much passion from Samoa - great too see.
11:40pm - Both sides are out on the field now to a loud reception.
Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Rugby World Cup match between Ireland and Samoa.
TAB Odds: Ireland $1.001 Samoa $14
Pre-match chat: Ireland concerned with Fukuoka pitch for Samoa game
Ireland have expressed concerns about the state of the pitch before Saturday's decisive Pool A World Cup match with Samoa at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.
Ireland's staff and players noted several worn patches during the captain's run on Friday and had been in contact with organisers about the issue at the Fukuoka venue.
"I mean, you guys are pretty smart. You would have seen the pitch yourselves," scrum coach Greg Feek told reporters.
"[Scrummaging] is always my concern ... When it comes to a static kind of isometric position [with] a couple of big packs going at it, you're always going to be a little bit cautious and ask the questions and that's all we can do, really.
"Prepare our guys as best we can, but also try to make sure the scrums stay up."
Ireland loose forward CJ Stander said organisers had run out of time to make too much of a difference to the problem.
"That grass out there is good grass, it's just not stable in a few points," he said.
"We saw a few grass patches … It's A-grade grass, it's just how to put it down. I think it just needs a bit more time, (but) there's nothing we can do about that now."
Ireland need a bonus-point win to be assured of reaching the quarter-finals, but their final position in Pool A may be taken out of their hands by Super Typhoon Hagibis.
Safety fears have already prompted the cancellation of two pool matches scheduled for Saturday nearer to the typhoon's expected trajectory, and Sunday's match between Scotland and Japan is also in doubt.
If organisers call off the Scotland-Japan game, the teams will share the points, meaning the hosts would top Pool A.
Even with a bonus-point win over Samoa, the best Ireland could then hope for in Pool A would be second place, which would mean a potentially tougher quarter-final against the champion All Blacks.
Japan would play Pool B runners-up South Africa in the last eight.
Stander said he had accepted that reality and felt Ireland could not complain too much about their lot, having put themselves under pressure with their shock pool loss to Japan.
"We let ourselves down against Japan," he said. "So it doesn't matter what happens. If we get a chance, an opportunity for the quarters, it's what we can do tomorrow.
"We can't look at other stuff, that's out of our control."