2 Jun 2013

Samoa thrashed in quadrangular warm up

9:44 am on 2 June 2013

Samoa has been devoured 74-14 by the Golden Lions in a warm up for a quadrangular rugby series in South Africa.

After trailing 27-14 at half-time, the Pacific islanders conceded seven second-half tries before a sun-drenched 15,000 crowd at Ellis Park.

Samoa face Scotland on June 8 at Kings Park in Durban and Italy on June 15 at new Test venue Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Dumped from Super Rugby after finishing bottom of the table last season, the Lions are preparing for a two-leg South African relegation-promotion play-off.