I managed to catch the match between England and Samoa last weekend.
What was supposed to have been a foregone conclusion, in favour of the English of course, became a tightly contested affair with the Samoans drawing the first blood. It was a very entertaining match with the Samoans matching the English blow for blow. The English must have been quivering at some point or another during the game as the Samoans closed in on them. Much to the Samons' credit, they did not park an imaginary bus anywhere on the field but rather they were going forwards in search of tries. Such was the fighting spirit. Alas, the final result did not do justice to the rate of the islanders' industry.
Good luck Samoa for 2011.
The Match Report.
Samoa rugby should not feel deflated.
English captain's testimony.
Samoa should get more respect.