Kenny-Dowall spares Kiwi blushes
Shaun Kenny-Dowall came to New Zealand\'s rescue with a late try as the 2008 world champions scraped past Four Nations outsiders Samoa 14-12.
The Samoans fell just short against England last weekend and they showed that was no one-off with another strong showing in Whangarei.
Tautau Moga\'s interception try gave Samoa an early lead and the Pacific Islanders went into half-time 8-6 to the good after Daniel Vidot cancelled out Kieran Foran\'s converted effort.
Joey Leilua swatted Kenny-Dowall aside to touch down and stretch Samoa\'s advantage just after the break but the New Zealand winger had the last word.
Jason Nightingale\'s try set up a grandstand finish and Kenny-Dowall went over five minutes from time to deny Samoa a famous victory.