DISGRACEFUL: Three Samoan players were sent to the bin. Here is Faifili Levave's turn. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images.It’s over. Samoa’s dreams of making the quarterfinals at the Rugby World Cup 2015 were shamefully crushed this morning by Japan.

Alafoti Faosiliva, Maurie Fa’asavalu, Ofisa Treviranus and Manu Samoa Coach Stephen Betham.Manu Samoa coach, Stephen Betham, has defended his playing squad for tomorrow morning’s must-win game against Japan at the Rugby World Cup.

STARTING: TJ Ioane is starting at openside flanker while Maurie Faasavalu and Alafoti Faosiliva have been left out.The equation for Manu Samoa is quite simple. Beat Japan on Sunday morning and they live to fight another day, lose and their Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign is finished.

PARTY LINKS: Papali’i Niko Lee Hang and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.The Associate Minister of Public Enterprises, Papali’iNiko Lee Hang,is remaining loyal to the ruling Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P).

Eight-year-old boy from Toāmua has a dream to become a Police officer.An eight-year-old boy from Toāmua has a dream.

Sovito* wants to one day become a Police officer.

When that happens, he hopes to look back at his journey and say it was all worth it.

GLOBAL AUDIENCE: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi speaks.Samoa congratulates you on your election and lends its full support to the agenda that will guide our work during your tenure. In the same spirit, I applaud our Secretary- General and Samoan Prince Tupua Ban Ki-moon for his firm commitment and strong leadership in steering our organization during this particularly turbulent and difficult period for the world.

NOBLE GOAL: Acting P.M. Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo wants to end poverty.Acting Prime Minister, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, made a bold promise to the people of Samoa.

“Looking ahead, I want to see a more resilient country,” he declared.

“I want to see every man, woman and child in Samoa enjoy a prosperous life by 2030."

Toiaivao Amby Perez.Manu Samoa might have lost the battle yesterday but they have yet to lose the war.

The Shadow Minister of Finance for the Tautua Samoa Party, Afualo Dr. Wood Salele.The Shadow Minister of Finance for the Tautua Samoa Party, Afualo Dr. Wood Salele (pictured), remains confident in his Party’s ability to mount a strong challenge in next year’s General Elections.

ACTION MAN: Tim Nanai-Williams has been Samoa's best player for the past two games. He believes that Manu Samoa still has a chance of making the playoffs. Photo: Getty Images.Tim Nanai-Williams remains confident that the Manu Samoa can still reach the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup despite being hammered by South Africa, 46-6, at Villa Park.