Samoa 62-4 France Highlights: Salford Red Devils star shines in dominant display

Samoa set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Tonga next week as they produced a statement win over France tonight to finish second in Group A.

Lafai loving life
Tim Lafai was only called up into the Samoa squad after injuries arose in their defeat to England in game one. However, he has been loving life since he joined the squad and claimed the game’s opening try tonight timing his run perfectly to pick up and score from a lovely Jarome Luai kick to get the Samoan storm underway.

Dash for the line
Taylan May put the rest of the tournament with four tries tonight but one of the best was his 60 metre dash to the line on the back of a quick play the ball and an offload.

Luai and Levi combined to make May’s fourth
May’s fourth try on debut came after a burst from Luai prior to an offload to Danny Levi who broke clear. He then sent May away for the try to make it 34-0 at the start of the second half and from the very next set his fellow winger Brian To’o got in on the act after a lovely set play down the right edge.

Thunderous hit leads to try
The next Samoan try was a bit of a strange one as Matthieu Laguerre picked up a kick and looked to carry the ball out of the in goal only to be hit with a thunderous hit from Anthony Milford. The two clashed heads and the ball came free and was grounded by Milford to make it 46-4.

Lafai makes it a double double
After scoring twice last week, Lafai showed his strength to step back on the inside of the French defence and power over from close range to make it four tries in two games after two braces.

Simple for Tevita-Harris
Samoan added another strange try when the ball came out of a tackle due to a strip, hitting a leg and being picked up by Chanel Tevita-Harris to scamper away and score.

Milford slips through
Anthony Milford sliced through brilliantly after some great movement of the ball in midfield from the forwards before he showed great pace to score.

Hit of the tournament
We all know how good Arthur Mourgue is and how elusive he is and as he returned the ball and jinked away from tacklers he was nearly cut in half by a huge tackle from Junior Paulo in potentially the tackle of the tournament.

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