Samoa Barbarians coached by former Manu Samoa half back Junior Poluleuligaga and his team of young talent got off to a great start winning their first match against Sydney Two Blues boys by 24 – 5.
Samoa continued their winning start in the second match of the tournament beating Vanuatu Barbarians 20-7.
Samoa played their final pool game of the day against Oceania rivals Fiji Barbarians. Samoa again got to a start with a 12-0 start but something happened at half time, and the Fiji Barbarians came back strong leaving Samoa scoreless in the second half, winning 31 points to 12.
Despite 2 from 3 on day one, Samoa still qualifies for the cup quarterfinals tomorrow after finishing second in their pool.
Samoa plays New Zealand Maoris in the cup quaterfinals at 11:20am NZ time, 12:20pm Samoan Time.