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."
The WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
The Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up clash between Wales and USA proved bittersweet for centre Elen Evans. Despite being one of the star performers on the day on her 50th Test appearance, USA edged home 10-7 at Cross Keys.
Wales completed their Junior World Championship campaign with a victory over Samoa. Team manager Mark Taylor and No 8 James Benjamin reflect on a tournament which saw Wales win three games and lose two.
Wales U20 players Angus O'Brien, Nicky Thomas and coach Richard Hodges are determined to finish their Junior World Championship with a flourish when they tackle the big hitting Samoans tomorrow in Auckland.