“Embarrassed” Samoa star explains defeat to England as he notes need for revenge

It’s rematch time tomorrow as Samoa look to right the wrongs of their 60-6 defeat to England in the opening game of the tournament and book their place in the Rugby League World Cup Final.

It’s Samoa’s first every World Cup semi-final and for Samoa star Jaydn Su’a, it’s about revenge and the emotion of doing something for their “little country.”

“It was important for us to buy in and we have,” Su’a said to Fox League.

“I can’t even put into words what it means for our people and our little country (to make the semi-final), I get emotional talking about it.

“It’s very special and now we’ve got to get one back on England, I can’t wait.

“That first game feels like a long time ago now.

He also admitted that the side were embarrassed by the defeat to England and explained what went wrong.

“We were (embarrassed) but we brushed it aside, we know we’re better than that and we know it’s not going to happen again.”

“I don’t want to make excuses but we’ve now had a lot of time together, we’ve bonded well and we’ve played more game,” he said.

The semi-final will be held at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow with kick-off at 14:30 and TV coverage starting at 13:45.

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