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Fiji beat Samoa to reach WCup quarters

WARRINGTON, England (AP) — Fiji will meet tournament favorite Australia in the semifinals of the Rugby League World Cup after defeating Samoa 22-4 on Sunday.

The result set up a repeat of the 2008 semifinals, when New Zealand beat England 32-22 in Brisbane and Australia thrashed Fiji 52-0. Aaron Groom and Wes Naiqama both scored first-half tries while Vitale Junior Roqica went over after the interval. Naiqama converted all three tries and kicked two penalties for the Fijians.

Antonio Winterstein scored the only try for Samoa.

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