Scotland came from behind to beat Samoa 36-33 on Saturday and go through to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
A week after losing to Japan, South Africa has bounced back, beating Samoa in a resounding win.
With tougher tests ahead, Samoa started their Rugby World Cup campaign with a 25-16 win over the United States in Pool B on Sunday.
Almost a quarter of a century ago, in the pool rounds of the 1991 Rugby World Cup, Western Samoa pulled off one of rugby's biggest upsets when they beat the once-mighty Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.
Spiro Zavos The Samoan team has shown it can test the best rugby sides in the world.
Michael Field Tuilaepa Sa’ilele comes out swinging at 'lazy' sevens players whose performances are an 'eyesore'.
George Ford impressed on his first Test start as England returned to winning ways with a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.
Richard Knowler When All Blacks forward heard about the problems his Samoa "brothers" were having, he felt compelled to act.
Duncan Johnstone Samoan rugby officials miss latest peace talks with players and powerbrokers because they "got the date wrong".
Mitch Phillips First-five George Ford will make his first England start against Samoa but Owen Farrell remains in the side.
Duncan Johnstone ABs stars throw their support behind Samoan rugby players’ fight for better working conditions.
Intervention from the International Rugby Board and a players' union has averted a potential boycott by the Samoan team of their test match against England next week.
Justin Davis New Zealand-born fly-half Kelly Haimona kicked 14 points to inspire Italy to a hard-fought 24-13 rugby victory over Samoa as the Azzurri ended a nine-match string of defeats in Ascoli on Saturday.
Underdogs Tonga snatched an 18-18 draw in injury time against Samoa to launch the Pacific Nations Cup tournament in dramatic fashion in Apia on Saturday.
Former Samoan captain Brian Lima, who's in the rugby hall of fame, faces up to seven years in jail after being found guilty of assaulting his former wife, it was reported Monday.
Michael Field Samoa rugby coach Brian Lima has quit his post after being arrested over domestic violence allegations involving his former wife.
Samoa rugby legend Brian Lima faces criminal charges after allegedly assaulting his ex-wife in public last week, leaving her with serious facial injuries, reports said Thursday.