Video: NZ vs Samoa World Cup highlights

The New Zealand team perform the Haka before their 2013 World Cup rugby match against Samoa at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Lynne Cameron, PA Wire)

The Kiwis have opened their Rugby League World Cup campaign with a high-scoring 42-24 win over Samoa in Warrington.

Manu Vatuvei scored a hat trick for the Kiwis while captain Simon Mannering scored a brace. See highlights below.

New Zealand coach Stephan Kearney was philosophical after watching his side's second half wobble against Samoa.
The Kiwis came away 42-24 winners in the end, having led 36-4 ten minutes after half time, and were given a stern test by a buoyant Samoan side, cheered on by a sell out crowd at Warrington.

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