The Blitzboks had to recover from being 12-0 down to secure the win, with a strong second half showing getting them the win.

Samoa scored early following a yellow card to Werner Kok and got a second, after sloppy breakdown play by South Africa handed Samoa the ball.

Impi Visser pulled one back just before the break and the conversion cut the lead by seven points, 7-12.

The second half saw two more converted tries by South Africa. Justin Geduld scored first, before Selvyn Davids chipped ahead and beat the Samoan defence to the ball.