Full Time
80:00
5:40pm Sat June 25, 2022
Representative Round - Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah - Crowd: 10515
80min

Chanel Harris-Tavita is brought to ground and that'll be full time, Samoa a class above in the end

79min

Conversion: Samoa
Kicked by Anthony Milford.

Anthony Milford kicks the conversion

Samoa lead Samoa 42 - 12 Cook Islands
79min

Try: Samoa
Scored by Jaxson Paulo. Kick to come.

Jaxson Paulo takes an intercept this time, scoring the try to bring up the 40 for Samoa

Samoa lead Samoa 40 - 12 Cook Islands
77min

David Nofoaluma almost gets his fifth try but knocks the ball dead while trying to ground it

75min

Jaxson Paulo's tap on to Nofoaluma is called forward

73min

Conversion: Samoa
Kicked by Anthony Milford.

Anthony Milford's kick is off the uprights and in

Samoa lead Samoa 36 - 12 Cook Islands
72min

Try: Samoa
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

Josh Schuster makes another break and again his kick ahead for his winger works a treat, with David Nofoaluma cashing in for try number four

Samoa lead Samoa 34 - 12 Cook Islands
69min

Jaydn Su'A knocks the ball on

67min

Ref calls knock on, then changes his mind when the Samoan player says he was stripped. The Cook Islands challenge and it's unsuccessful

66min

Conversion: Cook Islands
Kicked by Steven Marsters.

Steven Marsters converts his own try from the sideline

Samoa lead Samoa 30 - 12 Cook Islands
65min

Try: Cook Islands
Scored by Steven Marsters. Kick to come.

Steven Marsters is on the end of a late offload from Esan Marsters and goes in for a late consolation try. It's been a spirited effort from the Cook Islands in the second half

Samoa lead Samoa 30 - 10 Cook Islands
62min

Conversion: Samoa
Attempted by Anthony Milford.

Milford is away to the left with this one

Samoa lead Samoa 30 - 6 Cook Islands
61min

Try: Samoa
Scored by Taylan May. Kick to come.

Samoa from the first half have suddenly shown up again. They've gone the length, with Josh Schuster going right through the defensive line and kicking ahead for Chanel Harris-Tavita, who was beaten to the ball by Taylan May, who has his second try of the night

Samoa lead Samoa 30 - 6 Cook Islands
60min

Conversion: Samoa
Kicked by Anthony Milford.

Milford makes no mistake from in front

Samoa lead Samoa 26 - 6 Cook Islands
58min

Try: Samoa
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

Talk about popping the balloon, David Nofoaluma has just killed off the momentum the Kukis were generating, taking an intercepting and running 80 odd metres to score his third try of the match

Samoa lead Samoa 24 - 6 Cook Islands
56min

Conversion: Cook Islands
Kicked by Steven Marsters.

Steven Marsters makes no mistake with the kick

Samoa lead Samoa 20 - 6 Cook Islands
55min

Try: Cook Islands
Scored by Davvy Moale. Kick to come.

The Cook Islands are finally on the board! The bunker correctly deems Davvy Moale got the ball to the ground, and the Kukis get a reward for some great expansive footy so far in the second half

Samoa lead Samoa 20 - 4 Cook Islands
55min

Going upstairs yet again, the ref sends Davvy Moale up as a no try.

53min

Penalty to Samoa

53min

Ruled knocked back by Samoa, knocked on by Cook Islands.

53min

Going upstairs, definitely not a try, ref just checking to see if Samoa or the Cook Islands knocked on first

49min

Davvy Moale gets dragged down agonisingly short of the line. The Cook Islands have come close on a few occasions now, just a matter of getting the finishing touches

49min

Challenge is successful, Samoa retain possession

49min

Josh Schuster knocks the ball on but Samoa are challenging

48min

Jaxson Paulo makes a great try-saving tackle on Makahesi Makatoa, the Cook Islands looked destined to get on the board

43min

Esan Marsters' kick is way too deep, 7 tackle set for Samoa coming up

42min

Penalty to the Kukis as a Samoan player runs an escort on the kick chase

41min

Underway and the Cook Islands receive

40min

Players back out there ahead of the second 40

40min

That'll be half time and it's Samoa with a commanding lead at the break

40min

Josh Schuster penalised for taking advantage of an obstruction

36min

Milford's 40/20 attempt pulls up just short

35min

No try confirmed, it'll be Cook Islands ball

34min

Spencer Leniu spins over the line but the ref is sending it upstairs and is of the opinion he knocked on

34min

Makahesi Makatoa on report for a high shot on Keenan Palasia, penalty Samoa

33min

No try confirmed, penalty to Samoa

33min

Going upstairs for a possible Cook Islands try but the ref thinks it's a double movement

33min

Six more for the Kukis as Taylan May knocks on

31min

Josh Schuster's grubber goes dead, the Cook Islands will have another 7 tackle set

30min

No try confirmed, it'll be a changeover

30min

Going upstairs for a possible Cook Islands try but the ref thinks Aaron Teroi was held up

28min

Penalty to the Cook Islands, who will now have an opportunity to go on the attack

27min

Tevaga's pass to Afoa is called forward, the Kuki's survive

26min

Shocker for the Cook Islands as they forget it's the last and get tackled 15 metres out, it'll be a changeover with Samoa on the attack

25min

Promising signs as Aloiai is able to walk off the field after the nasty head knock

25min

Josh Aloiai is down injured and will come off the field

24min

Conversion: Samoa
Kicked by Anthony Milford.

Milfors hits his second conversion in a row

Samoa lead Samoa 20 - 0 Cook Islands
22min

Try: Samoa
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

Jaxson Paulo gets away a great flick pass to the outside, giving David Nofoaluma a clear path to the tryline, which he takes advantage of. Samoa running away with this as expected

Samoa lead Samoa 18 - 0 Cook Islands
20min

Martin Taupau gets tackled by Brendan Piakura on the last tackle - a try saving effort

17min

Cook Islands get bundled into touch while trying a shift to the left

15min

Taylan May makes a break and puts a kick in field for Staines, who soccers it ahead for himself put puts too much on it and the ball goes dead. The Cook Islands will finally have the ball courtesy of a 7 tackle set

15min

Conversion: Samoa
Kicked by Anthony Milford.

Third time lucky for Anthony Milford with the kicking boots

Samoa lead Samoa 14 - 0 Cook Islands
14min

Try: Samoa
Scored by Izack Tago. Kick to come.

Samoa go up the field with ease yet again, with Milford putting in a stab kick that takes a horror bounce for the Cook Islands, sitting up for Izack Tago to score the first try of his international career

Samoa lead Samoa 12 - 0 Cook Islands
12min

Conversion: Samoa
Attempted by Anthony Milford.

Milford misses across the face this time

Samoa lead Samoa 8 - 0 Cook Islands
10min

Try: Samoa
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

David Nofoaluma has produced a phenomenal effort to stay in the field of play and reach out to ground the ball. Samoa get their second inside 10 minutes

Samoa lead Samoa 8 - 0 Cook Islands
9min

Kayal Iro takes the ball dead and Samoa will get a repeat set

9min

Conversion: Samoa
Attempted by Anthony Milford.

Milford's conversion attempt is away to the left

Samoa lead Samoa 4 - 0 Cook Islands
8min

Try: Samoa
Scored by Taylan May. Kick to come.

Taylan May is on the end of an overlap and gets the first points of the game for Samoa

Samoa lead Samoa 4 - 0 Cook Islands
5min

Cook Islands with a huge play, dragging Staines back about 10 metres into the in goal area, but the ref cowardly calls it a penalty despite the fact that the tackle was clearly never completed and Staines was trying to gain metres

2min

Samoa go all the way up the field in set 1 but Milford isn't able to fling the ball infield in time. Cook Islands survive

1min

Underway and it's Samoa with the first use of it as Jazz Tevaga takes the first hit up

Both sides taking a moment to warm up after their respective war cries

About to be underway here at Campbelltown for the second of an international super saturday as Samoa prepare to take on the Cook Islands

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Darian Furner, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Video Referee: Chris Butler

SAMOA (42)
Tries: Taylan May (2), David Nofoaluma (4), Izack Tago, Jaxson Paulo
Conversions: Anthony Milford (5/8)

COOK ISLANDS (12)
Tries: Davvy Moale, Steven Marsters
Conversions: Steven Marsters (2/2)