Ireland make it to RLWC semi-final qualifier

Apologies as I took my eye off this with all the action across the pond. After Samoa beat Tonga on Friday, the naissant Ireland rugby league side needed to beat Samoa by at least 5 points to progress in the competition. Pat Richards scored a hat-trick of tries as the Irish won convincingly by 34 points to 12 to upset the odds and the pundits with the Pacific islanders indiscipline once again proving costly. It looks like they will face the Fijians for a place in the semis on Monday barring a miracle for Scotland who have to beat Fiji by at least 28 points to progress at Fiji’s expense in the game starting now.
Update Fiji it is. The Scots won but only narrowly. Ireland have a definite opportunity.