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Wales down Samoa to keep Cup hopes alives

Wales came from behind to edge Samoa 17-10 in a bruising contest to claim their first win over the Pacific islanders in three World Cup meetings.

Tuilagi leads Samoa to big win over Namibia

Hulking winger Alesana Tuilagi scored three tries as Samoa kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 49-12 bonus point win over Namibia.

Party kicks off World Cup

Thousands of rugby fans flooded onto the downtown streets of Auckland's waterfront as the country began the World Cup in a carnival-like atmosphere.

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