Samoa return to happy hunting ground
November 11, 2009
Samoa lay down a challenge to Wales at the 1991 World Cup © PA Photos
Wales and Samoa will go head to head in Cardiff on Friday night with their Test record poised at three wins apiece.
Two of Samoa's victories represent a couple of the biggest upsets in Rugby World Cup history.
In 1991 Wales were felled 16-13 at Cardiff Arms Park, with the legendary Brian Lima making an impact at his first World Cup.
Lightning struck twice when in 1999 the Samoans produced a thrilling display to beat the hosts at the brand new Millennium Stadium.
Their 38-34 victory contained a breakaway try for inspirational skipper Pat Lam shortly before his retirement, while fly-half Stephen Bachop, also an All Black, was Wales' main tormentor with two tries.
Wales v Samoa Match Stats
Played six; Wales won three; Samoa won three;
First Test: Samoa 14-32 Wales, Apia Park, Samoa, June 14, 1986
Latest Test: Wales 50-6 Samoa, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, November 11, 2000
Wales' largest winning margin: 44 points - Wales 50-6 Samoa, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, November 11, 2000
Samoa's largest winning margin: 25 points - Samoa 34-9 Wales, Moamoa, June 25, 1994
Samoa winning sequence: One Test, November 11, 2000 to present
Click Here for Wales's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru.
Click Here for Samoa's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click Here for a full record of all Wales v Samoa matches courtesy of Stasguru
Click Here for a full Wales v Samoa record at the Millennium Stadium
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