Wanganui Samoa threw themselves a thin lifeline for retaining the High Commissioners Cup with a strong second half to win their second round clash with Manawatu Samoa 52-29 at Spriggens Park on Saturday.

Disappointed with their lack of discipline in the August 3 opening round against Horowhenua-Kapiti Samoa, losing 21-6 away, Wanganui went into the influential breeze in the first half, trading tries with the visitors to trail 22-21 at the break.

The home side then used their familiarity with the park in the second stanza, pulling away with 31 points to only a converted try in reply.

"The whole

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