16 Jun 2017

All Blacks thump Samoa in Lions warmup game

9:45 pm on 16 June 2017

The All Blacks have scored a convincing 78-nil win over Samoa in their rugby test in Auckland.

Ardie Savea scores a try

Ardie Savea scores a try Photo: PHOTOSPORT

After absorbing some early Samoan pressure the All Blacks got their attack into gear in the second quarter and finished with four first half tries to Anton Lienert-Brown, Beauden Barrett, Ardie Savea and Sonny Bill Williams.

Barrett converted them all to take a 28-nil lead into half time.

The All Blacks then ran amok in the second half scoring another eight tries through Israel Dagg, Julian Savea, Codie Taylor, Beauden Barrett, Vaea Fifita, TJ Perenara, Ardie Savea and Sam Cane.

The All Blacks appeared to get through the game with no major injury concerns.

The All Blacks take on the British and Irish Lions in the first Test at Eden Park next weekend.