Olympic Stadium

Ill-disciplined Samoa fail to shine amid disarray of Olympic Stadium

The game was always staged here to serve the purpose of a trial run and the stadium was exposed to unforeseen events and some irate fans.

It only took 16 minutes for the stadium's first red card to be brandished when Samoa lock Kane Thompson put his World Cup in jeopardy with a cheap shot on Saia Fainga'a. Eight minutes on and the under-soil sprinklers reared their jets for an impromptu 'water break'. Supporters also turned to social media to vent their unquenched rage at the difficulties of buying beer.

Mandela's grandson arrested for alleged rape in South Africa

Mbuso Mandela, 24, is in police custody and will appear in a Johannesburg magistrates court on Friday for a bail hearing, said police spokeswoman Brig. Mashadi Selepe. He appeared briefly in court Monday when he was charged with rape.

The rape allegedly took place at a restaurant in Greenside, a Johannesburg suburb, on Aug. 7, Selepe said. The matter was reported to police a week later and Mandela was arrested last Saturday, she said.