Wales v Samoa, Millennium Stadium, November 13
Samoa return to happy hunting ground
November 11, 2009
Western Samoa give Wales an indication of what is to follow - they won the World Cup group match 16-12, Wales v Western Samoa, World Cup, Cardiff, October 6, 1991
Samoa lay down a challenge to Wales at the 1991 World Cup © PA Photos

Wales and Samoa will go head to head in Cardiff on Friday night with their Test record poised at three wins apiece.

Two of Samoa's victories represent a couple of the biggest upsets in Rugby World Cup history.

In 1991 Wales were felled 16-13 at Cardiff Arms Park, with the legendary Brian Lima making an impact at his first World Cup.

Lightning struck twice when in 1999 the Samoans produced a thrilling display to beat the hosts at the brand new Millennium Stadium.

Their 38-34 victory contained a breakaway try for inspirational skipper Pat Lam shortly before his retirement, while fly-half Stephen Bachop, also an All Black, was Wales' main tormentor with two tries.

Wales v Samoa Match Stats

Played six; Wales won three; Samoa won three;

First Test: Samoa 14-32 Wales, Apia Park, Samoa, June 14, 1986

Latest Test: Wales 50-6 Samoa, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, November 11, 2000

Wales' largest winning margin: 44 points - Wales 50-6 Samoa, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, November 11, 2000

Samoa's largest winning margin: 25 points - Samoa 34-9 Wales, Moamoa, June 25, 1994

Samoa winning sequence: One Test, November 11, 2000 to present

Click Here for Wales's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru.

Click Here for Samoa's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

Click Here for a full record of all Wales v Samoa matches courtesy of Stasguru

Click Here for a full Wales v Samoa record at the Millennium Stadium


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