RLWC Game 13 - PNG vs Samoa

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  1. TRF_Saints

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    Samoa giving PNG a bit of a kicking here, PNG froze early on and were 10 points down before they could even start to react. The Samoans have been clinical and intense but they haven't had to do much to get themselves into such a commanding position.
     
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    Wasn't able to catch this one sounds like Samoa were much more clinical, PNG have had a dour RLWC their will be tons of dissapoitned fans there after last time round they scared tons of teams.
     
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    Thats right, we were gifted a dream start with a turnover 10 metres out from the tryline and that was a sign of some upcoming woeful handling errors by P.N.G. While both teams fumbled the ball, P.N.G lost it in their own half and our attack was good enough to take advantage.

    Im not too happy with our final tackle options. Matagis first try early in the game, he wasnt even expecting it and almost fumbled it. Whats the halves up to? We've got Vidot whose fantastic in the air but no good bombs go out his way. I know Maitua is out with injury but he's not a regular stand-off so it's not much of a boost when he comes back. Maitua is a great player but as a back rower. He's got what a takes to be a good stand-off but simply doesnt play there enough at this level to know how to spark the Toa backs. Ben Roberts is hot and cold and Manumeasili looks more like a hooker. Not happy with our halves :(

    It was going to be hard for P.N.G to beat the Toa even if they made very few errors. However they made far too many, they made it hard for themselves in this game.
     
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    They were terribly unlucky against the French. They were definitely the better team even the french coach agreed. 1 missed goal from David mead has made a really dissapointing tournament for them. Should have been QF's really.
     
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    You can't make that many mistakes against a team like Samoa and come away with a win. It just isn't happening.
     
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