Minnows have their World Cup day
Georgia's Goderdzi Shvelidze gets to grips with Namibia's Jacques Nieuwenhuis © Getty Images
Lome Fa'atau, Alesana Tuilagi and Kane Thompson grounded before the break as the Polynesians avoided the ignominy of going through the tournament winless, following earlier defeats to South Africa, Tonga and England. Samoa thus finish fourth in their group with the USA last.
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