Fiji led 17-3 at half-time, despite having centre Jale Vatubua and captain Akapusi Qera sinbinned, and stretched the lead to 24-3 while prop Eroni Mawi received a yellow card early in the second spell.
With 20 minutes remaining Samoa started to overcome their high error count and began to pressure Fiji.
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