2005 Samoa rugby union tour of Australia and New Zealand

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2005 Samoa tour in Australia and New Zealand
Type P W D L
Total: 4 1 0 3
Test match: 1 0 0 1
Opp. P W D L
 Australia 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 2005 Samoa rugby union tour of Australia and New Zealand was a series of matches played in June 2005 in Australia and New Zealand by the Samoa national rugby union team. It was a very experimental team, with nine debuts in an international test.

Results[edit]

Week 1[edit]

The Samoans won their opening mid-week tour match against New South Wales Country before being thrashed by the Wallabies in Sydney.[1][2]

8 June 2005
NSW Country New South Wales 0–39  Samoa XV
Sydney
11 June 2005
Australia  74–7  Samoa
Try: Chisholm, Elsom
Latham, Mortlock (2)
Rathbone, Rogers
Sailor (2), Sharpe(2),
Con: Giteau (5), Mortlock (2)
Try: Fanolua
Con: Talapusi
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Referee: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)

Week 2[edit]

Samoa completed their short tour of Australia with a 40–25 loss to the Northern Territory Mosquitoes in Darwin,[3] before travelling home via New Zealand, where they were defeated by North Harbour.

18 June 2005
Northern Territory Northern Territory 40–25  Samoa XV
22 June 2005
North Harbour New Zealand 18–10  Samoa XV
North Harbour, Albany, NZ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samoa to good for NSW Country in Test warm-up". www.abc.net.au. 9 June 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wallabies thrash Samoa". www.abc.net.au. 11 June 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Samoa end tour with loss to Mozzies". www.abc.net.au. 18 june. Retrieved 8 July 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)