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Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu tackles Theuns Ktoze during Samoa's first Rugby World Cup 2011 match against Namibia in Rotorua. Photo / Alan Gibson
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu tackles Theuns Ktoze during Samoa's first Rugby World Cup 2011 match against Namibia in Rotorua. Photo / Alan Gibson

A Samoan player has accused Rugby World Cup officials of exploiting "tier two" nations and including them only to make up the numbers.

In a series of blistering and expletive-filled messages on Twitter, Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu accused the International Rugby Board of exploiting his team and others by skewing the tournament's schedule in favour of wealther tier one teams.

"The most important game in our history and we get three days off while our opponents get a week," he tweeted during the gap between matches against Namibia and Wales.

When asked by a fan to watch his language, Fuimaono-Sapolu turned his anger towards him.

What do you think? Was Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu right to criticise the IRB - however harshly - for their treatment of certain teams? Send us Your Views.

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