Interesting contrasts as RSA (now ranked 7) play Samoa (now ranked 11).
RSA dominate the Registered Player numbers with 16 times as Samoa; but Samoa has the second highest ratio of Registered Players / Total Population in RWC 2015 at circa 11.1%.
Note: the population of Samoa is 190k inhabitants, the second lowest in RWC to Tonga.
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|GDP per Capita||6010,41||2752,12|
|Arable land %||9,92||2,83|
|World Ranking (pre-RWC 2015)||3||12|
|World Ranking (current)||7||11|
|Affiliated players / total population %||0,66%||11,12%|
|Sources: World Bank, World Rugby, own calculations|
|Note: GDP per capita in constant 2005 USD|