NZ Schoolboys too strong for Samoa Schools
Lynn McConnell 25 Sep 2015 Dave Lintott
New Zealand Schoolboys scored 10 tries to none with first five-eighths Wiseguy Taiane landing six conversions and a penalty goal before he was substituted in the final quarter.
New Zealand attacked from the outset and were quick to punish any mistakes by the Samoans who had few chances to score tries in a game dominated by a strong forward performance and fast-running, well co-odinated backs.
The power of the New Zealanders was seen in the second minute when from a lineout turnover wing Losi Filipo opened the scoring when coming in from the blindside and charging his way over.
It became something of a procession as Samoa were unable to organise their defence and by half-time they led 38-0.
Stiffer resistance in the second half from Samoa kept New Zealand to four tries while they managed their only points from a penalty goal landed by first five-eighths Tipene Fiavaai.
New Zealand's next game is on Monday against Australian Barbarians Schools on Monday afternoon.
New Zealand Schools 62 (Losi Filipo, Isaia Walker-Leaware, Asafo Aumua, Tom Hogan, Josh McKay, Sam Slade, Slade McDowell ,Peter Umaga-Jensen, Alex Fidow, tries; Wiseguy Taiane 6 con, pen; McKay con ) Samoa Schools 3 (Tipene Fiavaai pen). HT: 38-0