Samoa started with the haka. This may look intimidating but
actions after the match showed the true solidarity of the sport.
As the clock struck 5 minutes the first points were recored. However, they were not for England they were for Samoa. Wilson bundled into the ruck but was penalised for not releasing. Tusi Pisi converted to give Samoa an early lead.
Webber threw into the lineout for Lawes who batted it down for Ben Youngs. Youngs passed to Ford then it went to Farrell who passed back to Ford. Ford flicked it out to Brown on the blindside who then stepped in, passed to May who used his pace to speed away from Leota and score.
Samoa then tried a driving maul and from that the result was a penalty. Pisi kicked and gave Samoa more points.
England had a scrum in the 22 that they used well. They pushed the scrum well and earned the penalty. Ford converted to give England a half time lead.
HALF TIME ENGLAND 13 – 6 SAMOA
Youngs gave the ball to Ford who went cross-field for Watson. Anthony Watson stepped inside and then offloaded to Brown who powered over the line for the try. Ford converted to extend England’s lead.
Ford quickly passed the ball to Attwood who flicked on to Marler to Farrell to Brown and May used his speed to run in his second try and England’s 3rd.
Samoa used the scrum yet again to get points on the board. Yet again Tusi Pisi hit the penalty to give Samoa 9 points and complete the scoring.
FULL TIME ENGLAND 28 – 9 SAMOA
Great show of solitary at the end as the
English and Samoan players link arms and pray