- 16 November 2012, 7:30pm
- Millennium Stadium
tries:Autagavaia, Pisi, Leota
80 mins:It's all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
80 mins:Toby Faletau has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
78 mins:Jeremy Sua comes on.
78 mins:Tusi Pisi comes off.
78 mins:Taiasina Tuifua has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
78 mins:Tusi Pisi curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.
78 mins:Wales have won 80 rucks so far this game.
77 mins:The kick through from Samoa has allowed Johnny Leota to touch down.
76 mins:Tusi Pisi has penalty kick attempt at goal but pushes it to the right hand side of the posts.
76 mins:Scott Andrews comes on.
76 mins:Aaron Jarvis comes off.
74 mins:Samoa decide to make a substitution, with Johnny Leota getting some game time.
74 mins:Samoa decide to make a substitution, with Paul Williams being replaced.
70 mins:Wales make a substitution with Sam Warburton coming on.
70 mins:Wales make a substitution with Ryan Jones coming off.
69 mins:Samoa sub Tivaini Foma'i comes onto the field.
69 mins:Ofisa Treviranus departs for Samoa.
69 mins:Paul Williams comes on for Samoa.
69 mins:Johnny Leota leaves the field.
67 mins:Daniel Leo has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
67 mins:Ofisa Treviranus has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
65 mins:The Samoa supporters go wild as Tusi Pisi successfully kicks the penalty goal.
63 mins:Samoa have won 60 rucks so far this game.
63 mins:Ryan Jones has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
61 mins:Gethin Jenkins comes on.
61 mins:Paul James comes off.
61 mins:The touch judges raise their flags as Leigh Halfpenny kicks the penalty goal.
59 mins:Joe Tekori comes on.
59 mins:Filo Paulo comes off.
58 mins:Leigh Halfpenny takes the penalty but the ball didn't come round, staying right of the posts.
57 mins:Ti'I Paulo comes on.
57 mins:Ole Avei comes off.
56 mins:Tusi Pisi adds the three points for Samoa.
55 mins:Samoa have a drop goal attempt through the boot of Kahn Fotuali'I, but he pulls it to the left.
54 mins:Samoa decide to make a substitution, with Johnny Leota getting some game time.
54 mins:Samoa decide to make a substitution, with Paul Williams being replaced.
53 mins:Samoa have won 40 rucks so far this game.
52 mins:Justin Tipuric has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
50 mins:Wales have won 60 rucks so far this game.
50 mins:Maurie Fa'asavalu has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
49 mins:Leigh Halfpenny does the business as his penalty goal attempt goes over.
48 mins:Samoa make a substitution with James Johnston coming on.
48 mins:Samoa make a substitution with Census Johnston coming off.
47 mins:That's a great try assist by Kahn Fotuali'I.
47 mins:Tusi Pisi has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.
46 mins:This is dangerous for the defence as Kahn Fotuali'I bursts through to advance the Samoa attack.
46 mins:A series of passes by Samoa results in a try for George Pisi.
40 mins:The second half is underway.
41 mins:Wales sub Luke Charteris comes onto the field.
41 mins:Ian Evans departs for Wales.
40+1 mins:The half-time whistle blows and both teams? head for the dressing rooms.
40+1 mins:Tusi Pisi makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.
37 mins:Rhys Priestland comes on for Wales.
37 mins:Dan Biggar leaves the field.
33 mins:Leigh Halfpenny converts the try.
32 mins:Ashley Beck intercepts the pass to race ahead and score the try for Wales.
32 mins:A gap opened in the defence and Ashley Beck took full advantage.
31 mins:Wales have won 40 rucks so far this game.
30 mins:Tusi Pisi steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the left.
28 mins:Leigh Halfpenny kicks the penalty.
20 mins:Samoa have won 20 rucks so far this game.
17 mins:Ken Owens comes on.
17 mins:Richard Hibbard comes off.
16 mins:Wales have won 20 rucks so far this game.
15 mins:Leigh Halfpenny has kicked a penalty goal.
8 mins:Tusi Pisi steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.
2 mins:Tusi Pisi has kicked a conversion.
1 mins:George Pisi sets up the try.
1 mins:Great hands by Samoa leads to a try for Fa'atoina Autagavaia.
The defensive line has been broken as Taiasina Tuifua goes through the gap.
We are underway as the referee blows his whistle.
- 16 November 2012, 7:30pm
- Millennium Stadium
tries:Autagavaia, Pisi, Leota
Wales suffered a demoralising 26-19 defeat to Samoa at the Millennium Stadium on Friday, eight days before facing world champions New Zealand.
Humiliation awaits against the All Blacks unless Wales, World Cup semi-finalists only 13 months ago, can summon up a monumental recovery following successive surprise home losses against Argentina and Samoa.
The Six Nations title holders saw Samoa score tries through full-back Fa'atoina Autagavaia, centre George Pisi and substitute Jonny Leota, while Pisi's brother Tisi kicked 11 points in a game when the lead changed hands six times.
Leigh Halfpenny booted four penalties and a conversion of centre Ashley Beck's 80-metre interception try, but Wales have now suffered five successive defeats and appear clueless in so many different areas.
Their demise is alarming, and although head coach Warren Gatland will return to mastermind next week's preparations after being away on British and Irish Lions preparatory business, Wales seemingly have little hope of troubling either New Zealand or Australia seven days later.
They also suffered two more injuries - hooker Richard Hibbard and fly-half Dan Biggar the victims - and Gatland faces a Herculean task attempting to turn things around.
Samoa, though, spectacularly avenged their narrow World Cup pool defeat to Wales last autumn, proving good value on a night when their opponents once again delivered a mistake-riddled performance.
Wales fielded just five survivors from the countries' last meeting 14 months ago, including only two forwards - prop Paul James and number eight Toby Faletau - as they looked to make it four successive wins against Samoa.
But the South Sea Islanders, who included 11 players with British and French teams, knew they had sufficient quality to make life tough for opponents possibly short on confidence.
A closed roof ensured perfect playing conditions, with the pitch protected from persistent drizzle in the Welsh capital, but Wales were engulfed by an immediate Samoan onslaught.
Newcastle number eight Taiasina Tuifu'a raced clear on halfway after catching the Welsh defence napping, and then it was a case of a simple passing movement that ended with Autagavaia touching down.
It had taken Samoa just 64 seconds to unlock Wales, and Pisi's conversion made it 7-0 before the visitors quickly regained an attacking foothold.
Wales had expected a ferocious opening quarter from their opponents, and so it proved, with Halfpenny's first successful penalty strike coming as welcome relief before Hibbard was forced off injured to be replaced by Ken Owens.
Hibbard quickly had his left arm put in a sling, suggesting another major injury blow for Wales after they went into the autumn campaign without prop Adam Jones (knee) and flanker Dan Lydiate (ankle), before lock Alun-Wyn Jones suffered shoulder damage - and a possible four month lay-off - last weekend.
Halfpenny's second penalty cut the deficit to a point, but Wales' tactical kicking remained at a woeful standard and Samoa were more than able to hold their own in terms of the territorial exchanges.
But Wales claimed an opportunist try nine minutes before half-time when Tusi Pisi's intended pass to his brother George was intercepted by Beck, who sprinted 80 metres to claim his first Test try.
Halfpenny added the conversion, nudging Wales 13-7 ahead, and although it was still an uncomfortable night for last year's World Cup semi-finalists, they could at least start to breathe a little more easily.
They had another injury to worry about two minutes before the break, though, when a bloodied and dazed Biggar departed following a head-first challenge in a ruck by Samoa lock Teofilo Paulo.
There was no attempt by Paulo to use his arms in clearing out Biggar, who suffered a shoulder injury, which suggests it was an act that could attract the attention of match citing commissioner Paul Minto.
Rhys Priestland took over from Biggar, and there was still time for Pisi to land a penalty that made it 13-10 at half-time.
Perpignan lock Luke Charteris replaced Ian Evans for the second period, and Wales knew they had to start bossing a contest after an opening 40 minutes when Samoa more than held their own.
The visitors, though, had other ideas, and they regained the lead after 47 minutes when Beck lost possession outside his own 22, Kahn Fotuali'i broke clear and Pisi finished spectacularly.
Priestland's despairing tackle almost forced Pisi into touch, but the Northampton player maintained his balance to touch down.
Another Halfpenny penalty - this time from 50 metres - made it 16-15 to Wales, only for Tusi Pisi to cancel it out with a kick that restored Samoa's advantage and ensure a nervous final quarter for the vast majority among a 44,000 crowd.
Halfpenny then put Wales 19-18 ahead after Samoa flanker Maurie Fa'asavalu high-tackled Owens, but Pisi completed his penalty hat-trick when substitute prop Gethin Jenkins infringed.
It was frantic, patternless rugby from both teams, but Leota's 78th-minute effort when Halfpenny slipped in defence sealed the deal and left Wales' autumn campaign in tatters.