Toa Samoa U16 defeat New Zealand

The Toa Samoa under-16 side turned it on in the second half to defeated the New Zealand Residents 16s 26-20.

Samoa trailed 14-10 going into the break but came out firing, scoring 16 points in the second half.

A late try to New Zealand five-eighth Cassius Cowley got his side within six but Samoa held on for the comeback victory.

Samoa 26 (Tony Tafa, Nathaniel Cama, Benaiah Ioelu, Deine Mariner, Oscar Amosa tries; Joash Papali’i 3 goals) def. New Zealand 20 (Francis Manulelua, Felix Fa’atili, Zyon Maiu’u, Cassius Cowley tries; Keano Kini, Francis Manulelua goals) at Pulman Park, Auckland.

New Zealand 16s: 1 Francis Manulelua, 2 Tea-Rani Woodman-Tuhoro, 3 Filipo Whitehouse-Opetaia Tovio, 4 Fatiauma Moeahu-Leota, 5 Ali Leiataua, 6 Cassius Cowley, 7 Keano Kini, 8 Arama Kite, 9 Stanley Iongi, 10 Jaedon Wellington (c), 11 Zyon Maiu’u, 13 Manaia Ngataki-Matthews. Int: 14 Ethan Faitaua, 15 Carlos Tarawhiti, 16 Felix Fa’atili, 17 Ben Peni.

Toa Samoa U16: 1 Eric Vaafusuaga, 2 Oscar Amosa, 3 Nathaniel Cama, 4 Deine Mariner, 5 Revelation Sio, 6 Caleb Laiman, 7 Joash Papalii, 8 Izayah Tuigamala, 9 Benaiah Ioelu, 10 Tony Tafa, 11 Lajuan Vito, 12 Salesi Ataata, 13 Ezra Matautia-Howe. Int: 15 Brayden Seu, 17 Ben Ake, 18 Albert Finau, 19 Reiley Satele.

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