SAMOA (4) Tries: Daniel Vidot Field Goals: Conversions: Ben Roberts (0/1) Penalty Goals:
Tonga have sounded an early World Cup warning in a 36-4 victory over Samoa tonight in front of 10,143 fans at Penrith.
Samisoni Langi produced a man of the match performance in a dominant Tongan victory and showed why the Sydney Roosters will be fine if Pearce and Maloney are called up for representative honours.
The five eighth scored twice himself either side of halftime including the opener. He had a hand in the second Tongan try sending Likiliki in for a try and an early ten point lead.
Samoa hit back with a nice play that sent Daniel Vidot in for their only try in the match. They just weren't able to get a handle on their kicking game or control the errors.
It was a Tongan onslaught in the second half with Likiliki who hasn't had much game-time for the Knights grabbing a double and keeping him on Bennett's radar.
A Samoan wave of pressure tested the resolve of Tonga but they were up to the task and repelled the attack.
Tonga and their supporters started their party when Etu Uaisele playing NSW Cup was on the end of interplay between the halfback and the fullback.
Fonua grabbed a double to widen the scoreline with Langi adding a second to his sixteen point haul in the contest. This was also with some intermittent pitch invasions from Tongan fans claiming Penrith as Tongan land forcing the game to end prematurely.
The damage was done though, Tonga won an enthralling clash of pacific nations which didn't disappoint anyone. It also gave an entertaining glimpse to the action waiting at world cup later this year.