14 Sep 2011

Sport: Manu Samoa will keep some tricks up their sleeves

10:26 am on 14 September 2011

Manu Samoa will rely on what worked for them against Australia but won't be revealing all their tricks in their rugby world cup opener against Namibia in Rotorua today.

Samoa has named the same side which defeated the Wallabies in July for its cup opener and Samoa assistant coach,Tom Coventry, says, with that, comes a similar gameplan.

"To a certain degree.I think people will recognise the patterns of play that we've played against Australia but there will be subtle changes.There'll be glimpses of things people recognise but also there'll be things up our sleeves we'll take into other matches.I think people will appreciate the way we play and we've got an exciting and a relatively successful style of game that suits the Samoan team."