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Last Updated: Sunday, 26 October, 2003, 10:30 GMT
England v Samoa photos
England's rugby players stare down the Samoan opposition before the kick-off
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England's players confront the Samoan team's version of the haka ahead of their Pool C match in Melbourne
England's Jason Robinson looks on as Semo Sititi goes over in the corner to score for Samoa
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Semo Sititi finishes a stunning move to give Samoa the first try of the match and see them move into a surprise 10-0 lead
Samoa's Kas Lealamanu'a and England captain tussle for the ball
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England attempt to reassert themselves on the game as Samoa's early lead spreads unease amongst the ranks
England's Jonny Wilkinson watches as a penalty kick heads towards the post
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Despite a penalty miss in front of the posts by Jonny Wilkinson, England manage to claw back some ground to go into the break 13-16 behind
Samoa's Steven So Oialo feeds from the scrum
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Samoa's Steven So Oialo feeds from the scrum as England struggle to get back on terms after the re-start
Lawrence Dallaglio of England is tackled by Samoa's Earl Va'a
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England are awarded a penalty try twelve minutes into the second half and go into the lead for the first time in the match with the score at 20-16
Earl Va'a kicks a penalty
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Earl Va'a then pounces on a string of penalties conceded by England and kicks Samoa back into a 22-20 lead
Iain Balshaw celebrates scoring for England
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Iain Balshaw celebrates after gathering a Wilkinson cross-kick to go over for a crucial try that puts England 28-22 ahead
Phil Vickery scores his first try in an England shirt
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Phil Vickery scores his first try in an England shirt and gives his team some much-needed breathing space
Jonny Wilkinson prepares to convert Phil Vickery's try
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Jonny Wilkinson converts the Vickery try and England hang on to claim a hard-fought 35-22 victory and a place in the quarter-finals




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