Samoa beat determined USA

2015-09-20 14:51
Tim Nanai-Williams (AP)

Cape Town - Samoa got their Rugby World Cup campaign off to a winning start after they beat the USA in their Pool B clash in Brighton on Saturday.

As it happened: Samoa v USA

Samoa won 25-16 after leading 14-8 at half-time.

Samoa moved to the top of Pool B with their win. Samoa will play the Springboks in their next match next Saturday at Villa Park at 17:45 SA time.

Scorers:

Samoa

Tries: Tim Nanai-Williams, Ofisa Treviranus

Penalties: Tusi Pisi (4), Mike Stanley

USA

Tries: Chris Wyles, Chris Baumann

Penalties: AJ MacGinty (2)

Teams

Samoa

15 Tim Nanai-Williams, 14 Ken Pisi, 13 Paul Perez, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Ofisa Treviranus (captain), 7 Jack Lam, 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu, 5 Iosefa Tekori, 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3 Anthony Perenise, 2 Ole Avei, 1 Sakaria Taulafo

Replacements: 16 Viliamu Afatia, 17 Motu Matu'u, 18 Census Johnston, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Alafoti Faosiliva, 21 Vavao Afemai, 22 Mike Stanley, 23 Fa'atoina Autagavaia

USA

15 Blaine Scully, 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya, 13 Seamus Kelly, 12 Thretton Palamo, 11 Chris Wyles (captain), 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Mike Petri, 8 Samu Manoa, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Al McFarland, 5 Greg Peterson, 4 Hayden Smith, 3 Titi Lamositele, 2 Zach Fenoglio, 1 Eric Fry

Replacements: 16 Phil Thiel, 17 Oli Kilifi, 18 Chris Baumann, 19 Cam Dolan, 20 Danny Barrett, 21 Shalom Suniula, 22 Folau Niua, 23 Brett Thompson

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