The New Zealand U20’s side has won their second match of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship defeating Samoa 36-14 at Bond University on the Gold Coast on Tuesday. New Zealand scored five tries to Samoa’s two in what was often a brutal clash between the two nations. New Zealand U20’s Head Coach, Scott Robertson was relieved his side was able to overcome Samoa. “Tough sums it up. They forced us into errors, they were really aggressive and they got off the line. We couldn’t get any continuity or tempo.” “When you play a team like this you have do those micro things around the breakdown really well and the game can flow from there.” “It was great to have this sort of game before we get to the World Cup.” “We’re really excited (to play Australia). We’ll get a new 15 out for us and it gives our players to play for places and to play for a trophy.” It took New Zealand twenty seconds into the match to see the first opportunity to gain points after Samoa were penalised for not rolling away. However, flyhalf, Fletcher Smith was unable to convert the opportunity from the corner leaving the scores at 0-0. Samoa’s ferocious defence led to Uini Fetalaiga scoring the first try of the match, off the back of a turnover. Even despite New Zealand’s desperate try line defence they were unable to hold out the powerful Samoa forward pack. With the successful conversion by Malu Falaniko the score went to 7-0 in favour of Samoa. After several phases within the Samoan defensive zone, New Zealand finally cracked Samoa’s defence with a try to flanker Dillon Hunt to take the score to 7-5 in favour of Samoa. New Zealand continued to push and scored their second try of the match through Wesley Goosen, who dodged the covering Samoan defence to finish a great try in the corner. The successful conversion from Fletcher Smith brought the score to 7-12 favouring New Zealand. With two more tries and one successful conversion, the score stood at 7-24 by half time, in favour of New Zealand. Samoa came out from the sheds a fired up outfit as they looked to rectify their loss of concentration at the end of the first half and Marco Fepulea’I dived from the base of the ruck to score Samoa’s second try and take the score to 14-24. The match was a seesawing battle of momentum as both sides attempted to dominate the breakdown to create attacking opportunities. New Zealand benefited from their territorial advantage with a try to Geoffrey Cridge who received the ball off the side of a ruck to dive over the line for New Zealand’s fifth try of the match. The successful conversion from Mitchell Hunt brought the score to 14-31 in favour of New Zealand. A final try to Dillon Hunt sealed Samoa’s fate with the final score 14-36.