Samoa pay for 'garbage' errors

After trailing just 10-4 at the break on Saturday night, Samoa made 11 second-half errors, one of which led directly to a New Zealand try, to suffer their second largest loss on record against Kiwis.

"You can't toss garbage up and expect to compete, especially against a team that good," Parish said.

"Our second half performance, and look the Kiwis played very well, but we were our own worst enemies.

"We tried hard but we made schoolboy errors.

Hasler: Errors to blame, not penalties

After starting brightly, the Bulldogs scored the opening try of the game through winger Marcelo Montoya and for the first 35 minutes were arguably the team with the greater share of momentum.

But an error by Adam Elliott in the 32nd minute, a penalty against Josh Morris and a knock-on call against Morris as he lunged desperately to stop James Roberts from scoring gifted Brisbane territory and possession which they duly turned into two tries and a 10-point lead at half-time.