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Scotland mentor Gregor Townsend has advised his side to plan for a normally glad Samoa at Murrayfield on Saturday Scotland vs Samoa Live paying little respect to the budgetary emergency that has inundated the Pacific Islanders.
This week saw the Samoa Rugby Union proclaimed bankrupt by director Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao, additionally the nation’s head administrator.
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“We are bankrupt,” Malielegao disclosed to the Samoa Observer as he propelled an interest for open gifts.
“It implies the union can’t keep on paying off our obligations with the banks. We likewise require cash to pay the players so they can keep on playing,” he included in front of a Samoa visit that incorporates a match against Romania and in addition a show-stopper Test with England at Twickenham, live on Sky Sports
England’s Rugby Football Union has reportedly agreed a £75,000 goodwill payment with the Samoa Rugby Union ahead of the November 25 match, while the England players selected for that Test are considering whether to hand over a portion of their match fee.
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Meanwhile, it is understood the Scottish Rugby Union are covering Samoa’s tour costs while they are in Scotland.
There have long been concerns about how professional rugby union has exacerbated the wealth gap between the likes of rich nations such as England and France compared to poorer countries such as Samoa and Fiji. Scotland vs Samoa Live
But former Scotland playmaker Townsend said he hoped a way could be found to return Samoa to solvency.
“We want every country doing well, especially a nation like Samoa that has produced so many good rugby players and so many great wins over the years,” Townsend said. Scotland vs Samoa Live
“Let’s hope they get through this in a much better state than they seem to be in right now.” Scotland vs Samoa Live
“I believe professional rugby can and has enhanced opportunities for players in the south seas and the amount of Fijian players, Tongans and Samoans playing in Europe now at a high level has really increased over the years.
“The Islanders have a real affinity with the game but their strengths as individuals are brought out.
“They are a huge part of the worldwide game of rugby and it’s a big challenge taking them on this week because we know how proud they are but also what a good team they are,” said Townsend, citing how Samoa had pushed Scotland desperately close before losing 36-33 in a 2015 World Cup pool match.
Meanwhile, Edinburgh prop Darryl Marfo is set to make his international debut in what will be Townsend’s first home match as Scotland coach. Scotland vs Samoa Live
Samoa counterpart Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua has included two debutants in his starting XV – lock Josh Tyrell and prop Donald Brighouse — while Melani Matavao and AJ Alatimu could win their first caps off the bench in a team captained by lock Chris Vui.
Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Lee Jones, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price; 1 Darryl Marfo, 2 Stuart McInally, 3 Willem Nel, 4 Ben Toolis, 5 Jonny Gray, 6 John Barclay (c), 7 Hamish Watson, 8 Ryan Wilson.
Replacements: 16 George Turner, 17 Jamie Bhati, 18 Zander Fargerson, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Cornell du Preez, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Chris Harris.
Samoa: 15 Ah See Tuala, 14 Paul Perez, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 David Lemi, 10 Tim Nanai-Williams, 9 Pele Cowley; 1 Jordan Lay, 2 Manu Leiataua, 3 Donald Brighouse, 4 Josh Tyrell, 5 Chris Vui (c), 6 Piula Fa’asalele, 7 TJ Ioane, 8 Jack Lam.
Replacements: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 James Lay, 18 Hisa Sasagi, 19 Fa’atiga Lemalu, 20 Ofisa Treviranus, 21 Melani Matavao, 22 AJ Alatimu, 23 Alapati Leiua. Scotland vs Samoa Live