Captain Paul Boyle said Samoa is a big challenge for Ireland.
“They're going to be a good physical team and we're really looking forward to playing them. It's at the stage where if you lose you're in a relegation play-off, so it's a really, really big game for us and for Samoa.”
"I'm sure they've done a lot of preparation, but we're focused on our own game and getting our own performance right. There's a few aspects of our game which we haven't got right in the last few matches, so if we get them right we're confident going into it," Boyle said.