Wales held off a spirited Samoa onslaught for a 17-10 victory that keeps their World Cup hopes alive in what was a ferocious encounter in Hamilton on Sunday.
Both sides put their bodies on the line in was a physical affair you would expect from two of the heavyweights at the World Cup.
Wales were forced to spend a lot of the match defending their own tryline, which they did with aplomb to keep the Samoans off the scoreboard in the second half.
A try from Shame Williams late in the match opened the gap enough to give Wales some breathing space and hang on for a hard fought win.
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Pens: Hook 2, Priestland 2
Wales: 15 James Hook, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Shane Williams, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Huw Bennett, 1 Paul James.
Replacements: 16 Lloyd Burns, 17 Gethin Jenkins, 18 Bradley Davies, 19 Andy Powell, 20 Tavis Knoyle, 21 Scott Williams, 22 Leigh Halfpenny.
Samoa: 15 Paul Williams, 14 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 13 George Pisi, 12 Seilala Mapusua, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Tasesa Lavea, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 George Stowers, 7 Maurie Faasavalu, 6 Ofisa Treviranus, 5 Kane Thompson, 4 Daniel Leo, 3 Anthony Perenise, 2 Mahonri Schwalger (captain), 1 Sakaria Taulafo.
Replacements: 16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Census Johnston, 18 Joe Tekori, 19 Manaia Salavea, 20 Jeremy Sua, 21 Eliota Sapolu Fuimaono, 22 James Sooialo.
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