2 Oct 2015

Sport: Samoa schools rugby team eyes first win

9:29 am on 2 October 2015

The Samoa Schools rugby team is eyeing a first victory in tonight's final Tri-Series match against the Australian Barbarians team in Brisbane.

Samoa Schools vs New Zealand in 2012.

Samoa Schools vs New Zealand in 2012. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Samoans were thrashed 67-3 in their first match against New Zealand but put in a better showing against Australia, losing 39-18.

Head coach Etimani Faamoetauloa says those games proved too tough for his players but they tried their best.

He says they are getting better but still need to take it up another few levels.

"We need to improve every game and we're thinking of getting a good win from the Australian Barbarians [game]. For that we need to improve ourselves in the things that we lacked a bit in the last two games: trying to get the ball out quickly and making the tackle area a little bit more conflict so we can get clean ball and stuff like that."

Samoa Schools last played against Australia and New Zealand in 2012 and Etimani Faamoetauloa says they would be keen to have the games more often if the trans-tasman rivals were open to it.