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England Welcome Samoa to Renew Rivalry

The autumn International series is coming to an end this weekend and for most Southern hemisphere teams their season as well.

With one last effort of pride and glory up for stake for many teams and some great rugby union betting odds we look at the clash between England and Samoa which normally is a one-sided affair for the English and they will want to keep it that way yet again.

Samoa on the other hand is proud, outrageously gifted and they love the big stage.

England however will fancy their chances of making Twickenham a fortress again but one thing is for sure – Samoa will be big, physical and relish the chance to spring a last upset before they head back home as they have nothing to lose.

The teams have faced-off on seven previous occasions, with England winning every single game to date. The Samoans came off second best in their last encounter at Twickenham in 2014 in a 28-9 thrashing by the Poms.

Of the seven games played to date only four have been at the home of rugby, Twickenham with the other 3 matches being Rugby World Cup fixtures. The Roses’ biggest margin at home over Samoa was 37 points when they smashed them 40-3 back in 2005.

Samoa will have everything to do on Saturday when they meet the old foe. The best they have ever done against the Brits was back in the 2003 Rugby World Cup when they lost 35-22 at the Telstra Stadium in Australia. Twice have they lost by 13 points which is the best losing margin to date for the men in blue.

The Islanders last tasted victory against Canada in a fixture played in Grenoble when Samoa won a close fought battle 25-25 a year ago to the date to facing England next at Twickenham.

Both teams have been struggling of late with England scraping wins against Argentina and Australia, even though the score line against the Wallabies suggest a different story. Samoa on the other hand came close to beating Scotland and had a shock narrow loss against Romania this past weekend.

The average scores between the teams are 34-14 with England coming out victors on all seven occasions.

Can the Roses end their International series on a super high or can Manu Samoa cause an upset before they get on the plane back home? Only time will tell but we are sure that it won’t be the latter.

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