Saturday 1st November 2014
KO: 16:00 - Round: 2

14-12 FT

( 6-8 HT )

Attendance: 16,912

Official: H Perenara

Venue: Toll Stadium, Whangarei

  • New Zealand

  • Tries
    Kieran Foran, Jason Nightingale, Shaun Kenny-Dowall,

  • Goals
    Shaun Johnson,

  • Drop Goals

  • Samoa

  • Tries
    Antonio Winterstein, Daniel Vidot, Joey Leilua,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Tim
Simona
Antonio
Winterstein
Joseph
Lafai
Joey
Leilua
Daniel
Vidot
Kyle
Stanley
Isaac
Liu
Pita
Godinet
David
Fa'alogo
Frank
Pritchard
Leeson
Ah Mau
Josh
McGuire
Dunamis
Lui
Sauaso
Sue
Mose
Masoe

Official Report / Commentary


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.


  • 76: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Shaun Kenny-Dowall
  • 64: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Jason Nightingale
  • 50: Interchange On for New Zealand, Lewis Brown On
  • 50: Interchange Off for New Zealand, Isaac Luke Off
  • 45: TRY! scored for Samoa by Joey Leilua
  • 35: Interchange On for New Zealand, Tohu Harris On
  • 35: Interchange Off for New Zealand, Kevin Proctor Off
  • 30: Interchange On for Samoa, Dominique Peyroux On
  • 30: Interchange Off for Samoa, Frank Pritchard Off
  • 26: Interchange On for New Zealand, Suaia Matagi On
  • 26: Interchange Off for Samoa, David Fa'alogo Off
  • 26: Interchange On for Samoa, Dunamis Lui On
  • 26: Interchange Off for New Zealand, Adam Blair Off
  • 20: Interchange Off for New Zealand, Jason Taumalolo Off
  • 20: Interchange On for New Zealand, Martin Taupau On
  • 18: TRY! scored for Samoa by Daniel Vidot
  • 17: Interchange On for Samoa, Pita Godinet On
  • 17: Interchange Off for Samoa, Sauaso Sue Off
  • 11: GOAL! scored for New Zealand by Shaun Johnson
  • 11: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Kieran Foran
  • 6: TRY! scored for Samoa by Antonio Winterstein
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    New Zealand 3
    Samoa 3

    Goals:

    New Zealand 1
    Samoa 0