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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 November 2006, 16:42 GMT
England 38-14 Samoa
Ryan Atkins in action against Samoa
Atkins scored a hat-trick on his return from injury

England: (16) 38
Tries: Ashton (2), Atkins (3), Rooney, Hodgson
Goals: Rooney (3), Purdham (2)

Samoa: (8) 14
Tries: Solomona, Winternstein, Start
Goals: Ropati

England rolled over Samoa at the KC Stadium to complete a clean sweep of group wins in the Federation Shield.

Chris Aston and Ryan Atkins, returning after a broken hand, grabbed two early tries but Samoa touched down twice to close the gap to 16-8 at the break.

But England quickly snuffed out Samoa's charge as Atkins completed a hat-trick, Ashton added a second and Jamie Rooney and David Hodgson also scored.

In next week's final, England face Tonga, who beat France 48-10


England: Ashton, Hodgson, Atkins, Gibson, Williams, Cooke, Rooney, Bailey, Diskin, Scruton, Radford, Ferres, Purdham. Substitutes: Smith, Dowes, Horne, Crabtree.

Samoa: Samau, Tauasa, Start, Tia-Kilifi, Solomona, Ropati, Ly, Maiava, Talapeau, Rah-Mau, Winternstein, Viane, Vaefaga. Substitutes: P. Lima, Stowers, Kaleopa, D. Lima.

Att: 5,698

Ref: T Alibert (France).



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