15 Nov 2007

Samoa qualifies for Rugby League Cup

11:17 am on 15 November 2007

The Samoa rugby league side has qualified for next year's World Cup with a 38-16 win against Lebanon in England.

The game was the final cup qualifier repechage with one place on offer in next year's ten team competition in Australia.

Lebanon and Samoa both had good wins at the weekend, against Wales and USA respectively in repechage semi finals to set up today's clash

Samoa led 28-8 at halftime.

Samoa will join Ireland and Tonga in Group C at next year's Cup

Australia, England, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, France, Fiji and Scotland are the other qualifiers.