DUBLIN (AP) Ireland beat Samoa 40-9 in rugby at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

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Ireland 40 (Dave Kearney 2, Peter O'Mahony, Sean O'Brien, Fergus McFadden tries; Paddy Jackson 3 conversions, 3 penalties), Samoa 9 (Tusi Pisi 2 penalties, Kahn Fotuali'i penalty). HT: 14-6