England v Samoa – in depth

England take on Samoa at Twickenham in their last matches of the year. But what’s the history of the two teams? And who’s likely to win this time round?

England v Samoa – head to head

The sides have met only 7 times in the past with England winning all 7 pretty comfortably. This match is scheduled to go the same way, with the latest projections giving England a 44 – 14 win come full time.

Previous matches between the two

Unfortunately for Samoa, there would seem to be little chance of this one overturning. With reports of bankruptcy in the Samoan rugby union it would appear that the difficulties they have had off the field have manifested themselves on field as well – Samoa have yet to win a game in 2017.

Rankings through history

England’s fortunes have been very different. With only one defeat in 2 years, England have risen to 2nd in the world rankings, second only to New Zealand. The Samoans are a physically strong team however, and England will need to play solidly to win. We are confident that England will do enough and be comfortably victorious come full time.

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