Lima the only player to play in five World Cups and who will retire from the game at the end of the season, will face a disciplinary hearing on Monday which could bring his tournament campaign to a premature end.

The 35-year-old was reported by match citing commissioner Steve Hines of New Zealand, presumably for an incident in the second half of the match when he dived towards the prone England flyhalf.

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He did not make major contact and the referee took no action, although he did penalise Lima for a high tackle on the same player later in the match.

Samoa, who have lost all three games to date, play the United States in St Etienne on Wednesday and are already hard-hit by injuries with 12 of their original 30 now ruled out.

In Saturday's game flanker Daniel Leo broke his wrist, number 8 Henry Tuilagi hurt a shoulder and scrumhalf Junior Polu suffered concussion. All three will miss the final match, as will prop Fosi Palaamo, who is going home early for personal reasons.

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