8 May 2012

Sport: Samoa U20 begin preparations

11:06 am on 8 May 2012

Samoa's Under 20 rugby team has gone into camp this week, ahead of next week's Junior World Championship in June.

The Samoan team qualified for the elite youth tournament after winning last year's second tier Junior World Rugby Trophy.

Despite being placed in one of the toughest pools, alongside defending champions New Zealand, Wales and Fiji, Head Coach Soifua John Schuster says he's confident Samoa can maintain its current status, saying the key is to prepare well and to arrive at the tournament in a positive state of mind.