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Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Goodbye!

    Samoa 10-30 England

    Questions were asked, England answered them. An easy victory for Wayne Bennett's men against the side ranked fifth in the world and packed with NRL experience.

    Roll on the World Cup... See you in October!

    Ratchford celebrates scoring try
  2. 'A very satisfying night for England'

    Samoa 10-30 England

    Dave Woods

    BBC Rugby League correspondent

    Not the perfect performance, but more than enough for them to look forward to the World Cup with plenty of confidence.

    Big raps to Kevin Brown. He may have been a late call up, but he took his chance superbly with three try scoring assists in the second half.

    Stefan Ratchford was also an eye-catcher with his fine individual try scoring effort in the first half.

    Samoa had more possession in the second half and managed to cross through their headline acts - Joey Leila and Anthony Milford. But generally England looked solid in defending their own line.

  3. Full time

    Samoa 10-30 England

    It doesn't matter. That's the final action of the game - England win and win comfortably.

  4. Missed conversion - Samoa 10-30 England

    Try McGillvary, missed con Gale

    Jermaine McGillvary's whole career has been about proving people wrong and fighting hard to get what he wants. Tonight, that is a try.

    He scoops up a loose ball and dives over. Luke Gale faces his trickiest kick of the night from the right touchline...has he got it? No! The ball arcs round nicely but clatters the inside of the right-hand post.

  5. TRY - Samoa 10-30 England

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Ah. What do I know!

  6. Post update

    Samoa 10-26 England

    Jermaine McGillvary fancies a slice of this try pie. The England winger gallops about 40 metres after a kick upfield, forcing Samoa full-back Peter Mata'utia into a clean up operation.

    Doesn't look like the Huddersfield man will get his try tonight.

  7. Post update

    Samoa 10-26 England

    The Campbelltown Stadium is emptying quicker than an office practicing a fire drill. Three more minutes for England to see out - another try would put a nice gloss on this victory.

  8. CONVERTED TRY - Samoa 10-26 England

    Try Graham, con Gale

    England are allowed the time to pick their moment - and that is what they do. Kevin Brown is given acres of space at dummy half, playing a short ball to James Graham who clatters through a couple of Samoan defenders like they are bunch of daffodils.

    Another easy chance for Luke Gale, who continues his 100% record with the boot.

  9. TRY - Samoa 10-24 England

    James Graham

    There we go. Job done.

  10. Post update

    Samoa 10-20 England

    England appear to have decided they have had enough of letting Samoa think they have got a chance.

    Wayne Bennett's side go on the attack, patiently probing and setting up field position. They look ready to pounce at any opportunity.

  11. Post update

    Samoa 10-20 England

    Samoa use that set wisely, building up the yards, going deep into English territory. Then they show where their problem is. Another poor decision on the final tackle lets England off the hook.  

    England tackle Samoa's Tomoteo Lafai
  12. Post update

    Samoa 10-20 England

    That's not what happens. Skipper Sean O'Loughlin fumbles the ball inside the Samoan 22, cue lots of fist-pumping and back-slapping from the Samoans.

  13. Post update

    Samoa 10-20 England

    I can't see England blowing this... *whistles and waits*

    However, they need a couple of solid back-to-back sets to stop that Samoan adrenaline pumping.

  14. Missed conversion - Samoa 10-20 England

    Try Milford, missed con Milford

    Samoa are the next side to score - but they still need another. And then another.

    Anthony Milford spots a gap in the English defence to dart through for his team's second try, only to shank his kick right of the posts.

  15. TRY - Samoa 10-20 England

    Anthony Milford

    Game. On.

  16. Post update

    Samoa 6-20 England

    But...Samoa have another set of six. Ryan Hall is adjudged to have knocked on as he tries to run the ball out. He reckons he was impinged by a Samoan player at the play the ball. He has a point...

  17. Post update

    Samoa 6-20 England

    A good set from the Samoans. Well, sort of. They make plenty of ground, ending up about 10 metres from the try line on the final tackle. 

    Are they going to wind up a haymaker? Nope they barely jab at the English defence. Josh McGuire is held up.

  18. Post update

    Samoa 6-20 England

    James Graham asks some more questions of the Samoan defence as England look to put this game to bed. The prop can't find a way through before Samoa get the turnover. Time for the Samoans to run the ball out. Again. 

  19. Post update

    Samoa 6-20 England

    Right then, into the final quarter. If Samoa don't score the next try then they are finished.

    England tackle Samoa's Mata'utia
  20. Post update

    Samoa 6-20 England

    Samoa aren't giving this one up just yet. But again they lack quality in their decision making in the England half. They run the ball down the right flank on their last tackle, Joey Leilua going for a Hollywood flick towards winger Ken Maumalo. He finds touch.