Manu Samoa find live practice in Harlequins ahead of France

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Manu Samoa find live practice of set pieces against Harlequins at Surrey Sports Park this week ahead of France 12 November

SOURCE: The Daily Mail

If Harlequins had hoped for a relaxing Tuesday training session they were sorely mistaken as the South Sea island power of Samoa turned up.

The two teams practised together at Surrey Sports Park with both packs able to fit in useful set-piece drills against new opposition.

A misty morning in Guildford was home to the rare spectacle of an international side training with a club team.

Harlequins, fresh from their bonus-point home victory against Worcester at the weekend, were pictured packing down against the Samoans and running a number of line-out drills.

Samoa, who are not known for their scrummaging, were able to get in some solid training

Samoa, who are not known for their scrummaging, were able to get in some solid training

With the Autumn internationals around the corner, Samoa are looking to gel as a team having joined together from their various clubs.

They are scheduled to take on France on November 12 with Les Bleus the only opposition for Alama Ieremia’s team.

Capable of upsetting some of the Tier One nations on their day, Samoa have slipped down the World Rugby rankings in recent times.

They are now in 14th place behind the likes of Japan and Fiji though a victory at Stade Municipal would help arrest that slide.

Quins are currently in sixth place in the Aviva Premiership and will enjoy a break during the Autumn series, returning to action against Leicester on November 20th.