20 Jun 2015

Sport: Win or bust for Samoa Under 20s

10:07 am on 20 June 2015

Semo Sititi says winning is the only option for his Samoa team in tomorrow's Under 20 World Championship rugby clash against Italy.

The Samoa Under 20s perform the Siva Tau.

The Samoa Under 20s perform the Siva Tau. Photo: Massimiliano Pratelli/Fotosportit.

The Baby Manu were outclassed 29-12 by Japan in mid-week, setting up a relegation match against the host nation in Cremona.

Samoa have the recent edge, having beaten the Italians in pool play.

Head coach Semo Sititi is confident his team will put in a much better performance and says it doesn't matter how they win, they just need to win.

"Whoever wins will stay up [and] whoever loses will go down and they will want it the same as us but the thing is that the team who will make less mistakes on the day is the team who will win the game. Simple as that. I know Italy playing in front of their crowd is going to be different but we have to prepare ourselves well from now on but we just need to win."

Meanwhile New Zealand and defending champions England will contest the grand final.