With the first two blockbusters cancelled, it’s all up to Ireland vs Samoa to salvage the Saturday action at the Rugby World Cup. Realistically this was going to be the worst game on the slate and Ireland should be winning comfortably.
The loss to Japan was obviously an enormous shock, but they’ve resaddled effectively in the wake and enter this contest full of running. Samoa have been extremely disappointing at the Rugby World Cup and the end of this match and their campaign simply cannot arrive quickly enough.
Nothing les than a comfortable win will do for Ireland, and I think they’ll get it.