Watch England vs Samoa Live Streaming 2014 End Of Year Autumn International Live Online.This Rugby Union match will be kick off at Twickenham Stadium in Twickenham, England, Saturday 22 November 2014 online, Time 19:00 GMT (UTC+0) and its broadcast on Fox Sports,Online Channels,Sky Sports.
Samoa come to Twickenham on Saturday promising a fast and furious attacking game but it’s their goal-kicking that England should fear most.
Former England captain and scrum-half Matt Dawson has analysed the IBM TryTracker statistics and Keys to the Game and has a stark warning for Stuart Lancaster’s men: “Don’t give sloppy penalties away.”
One of Samoa’s three Keys to the Game is to have at least seven attempts at goal. And when they’ve done that in the past, they have won every game.
“I don’t think we’ve ever seen that before,” says Dawson in his experience of working with the unique IBM TryTracker statistics. “That is incredible.”
Dawson says that England cannot get sucked into playing and fast and loose game and trying to match the Samoans in a handling game.
“Do England try to get loose themselves?” asks Dawson. “No. They have to be precise in their discipline and at the breakdown. Don’t give sloppy penalties away because that stat tells a huge story. You can’t give penalties to Samoa.”
As for England, their former captain highlights tackling as the crucial factor. One of the home side’s Keys to the Game is to achieve a tackle success rate of at least 94 per cent. Get to that and England win 81.8 per cent of their games.
“The key for England is discipline, throughout the whole of the game. Precision and discipline. That’s highlighted by that tackle success rate.
“That could lead the charge for England if they get their defensive strategy right.”
Despite the warnings, Dawson thinks England will prevail and tips them to win by 15-20 points.
Eight players named in Samoa’s team this weekend ply their trade in England, giving them an excellent insight into their opponents at Twickenham.
Northampton winger Ken Pisi starts at fullback, with brother Tusi, who plays for the Hurricanes, at fly-half. Kahn Fotuali’i, also of the Saints, is at scrum-half. Alapati Leuia of Wasps is on one wing with captain David Lemi, who plays at Bristol, on the other. Jonny Leota of Sale is joined by Reynald Lee Lo in the centres.
There’s an all-Top 14 front row in the shape of Zak Taulafo, Tii Paulo and Census Johnstone, while Jack Lam, also of Bristol, joins London Irish man Ofisa Treviranus and Oyonnax’s hard-hitting Maurie Fa’asavalu in the back row.
Samoa team to play England:
15 K Pisi, 14 A Leiua, 13 R Lee Lo, 12 J Leota, 11 D Lemi (captain), 10 T Pisi, 9 K Fotuali; 1 S Taulafo, 2 Tii Paulo, 3 C Johnston, 4 Teofilo Paulo, 5 K Thompson, 6 M Faasavalu, 7 J Lam, 8 O Treviranus,
Replacements: 16 M Leiataua, 17 V Afatia, 18 A Perenise, 19 F Lemalu, 20 D Leo, 21 T J Ioane, 22 P Cowley, 23 M Stanley.