No strangers to causing upsets at the World Cup, big hitting Samoa aren't letting a quick turnaround hinder their plans for Sunday's crucial game against Wales in Pool D.
Samoa destroyed Namibia midweek to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start. The rampaging Samoans will just have four days to recover before taking on Warren Gatland's men in Hamilton.
Key player Kane Thompson says Samoa aren't complaining that Wales have had a week to re-group after their defeat to South Africa - the South Sea Islanders are just focussing on their own game.
"If we let things like that affect us we won't be focusing on the task at hand," he said. "It's a huge game for us, but it's like every game in this World Cup.
"Every game is a quarter-final for us. We know, if we're going to progress in this tournament, we have to win pretty much every game. We're excited. We'll play our usual style. Most teams around the world know how we play now. We're pretty physical."
Former Scarlets hooker and Samoan captain, Mahonri Schwalger, refused to be drawn into the debate surrounding the second tier nations receiving a raw deal when it comes to game turnaround time.
"It's pretty harsh, but it's the nature of the tournament. It's about which team can recover quickest and front-up," he said. "We've got a pretty good squad, and you've got to be smart how you use it."
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Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
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Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.