APIA, Samoa — No lead up disruptions of nightmare proportions this week for Manu Samoa.
But in Italy, Samoa’s second opponents in the four-nation tournament in South Africa, they face a battle hardened unit.
To be sure Italy got beaten by South Africa last week in their first game of the tournament, but it’s a plus for them against Samoa.
It’s an addition to their bank of tests played so far this year fresh as they are from a Six Nations campaign in Europe just completed.
Manu Samoa played just one test this year and limited time to prepare.