Scotland survive Samoa scare to squeeze in a draw

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    Samoa have survived an almighty scare in cairns, drawing 14 all against Scotland to book a place in the quarter-finals.

    Scotland produced an admirable performance after suffering heavy defeats against New Zealand and Tonga.

    Scottish forwards Luke Douglas and Mariano were strong upfront and laid a great platform for Addy and Thomas to dictate terms well in the halves.

    In comparison, Samoa were extremely flat today and obviously may have had one eye on a potential quarter-final against Australia next week.

    Overall, their attack was below par and Scotland defended well whenever they were under pressure.

    Despite their poor performance, Samoa did enough in the end to secure the result required to book a match-up against Australia.

    Samoa though need to improve considerably if they are any hope of sticking with the Kangaroos, let alone beating them.

    Samoa 14
    Scotland 14

    Alan Nicolea
    Alan Nicolea

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.