Samoa beat the Force

Flyhalf Loki Crichton kicked seven penalties and the conversion of his team’s only try to lead Samoa over Australia’s Western Force 28-24 in a rugby match on Saturday.

The Force, Super 14 tailenders, scored four tries to one but Crichton’s relentless barrage of penalties saw Samoa to a narrow win.

Lolo Lui scored Samoa’s only try while Gareth Hardy, Digby Ioane and Haig Sare scored tries for the home side, which was also awarded a penalty try.

— Scores: Samoa 28 (Lolo Lui try; Loki Crichton 7 penalties, conversion), Western Force 24 (Gareth Hardy, Digby Ioane, Haig Sare tries; penalty try; Cameron Shepherd 2 conversions).

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