On the learning curve
The Samoan coach, Faamausili Taiva Ah Young, was a different sight from yesterday. After the heavy loss to the New Zealand Barbarians yesterday, Ah Young said that the boys had definitely improved in their game against Australia Country.
“It was really good. I was very proud of them,” said Ah Young who was all smiles after the game.
Marc Richardson, the Australia Country Assistant Coach, said that their second-half performance was better than their first. “We started a bit slowly because everyone was trying to score goals rather than play like a team. In the second-half we started passing the ball around better…cost was that we scored more goals in the second-half.”
He said playing a team like Samoa was really exciting learning different techniques that the Samoans used while at the same time teaching their style to the Islanders.
The next match for Australia Country is a big show down with the New Zealand Barbarians.
“It’s going to be really tough. But we’re confident we can put on a good show and hopefully get some good results,” said Richardson.
Goals: Australian Country 11( Matthew Harmon-8th; Dean Robertson- 26th, 61st; Samuel McPherson- 33rd; Alexander Mackay- 37th, 70th; Timothy Forster- 38th; Brody Latham- 44th, 62nd; Dominic Wild- 50th; Jyi Connolly- 55th) Samoa 0