OSAKA, 12 Oct –
PIUTAU MAKES FITTING FAREWELL IN TONGA VICTORY OVER USA
Captain scores try and wins Player of the Match award in deserved success for Tonga as USA equal their longest losing run in World Cup games.
HANAZONO, 13 Oct - They are both heading home from Rugby World Cup 2019
OSAKA, 12 Oct – A preview of the Pool C match between USA and Tonga, which kicks off at 14:45 on Sunday at Hanazono Rugby Stadium.
The big picture
The last match in Pool C may only decide fourth and fifth spots, but the standings belie these teams' performances.
Both gave France a
KUMAMOTO, 5 Oct –
France became the second side to advance to the Rugby World Cup’s quarter-finals when they notched a 23-21 victory against Tonga in Kumamoto on Sunday.
As the scoreline suggests, this was a tightly contested affair and although France secured the result, Tonga finished stronger and eventually outscored
KUMAMOTO, 5 Oct – A preview of the Pool C match between France and Tonga, which kicks off at 16:45 on Sunday at Kumamoto Stadium.
The Big Picture
Only three nations – New Zealand, Australia and France – have reached at least the quarter-finals of every Rugby World Cup. Les Bleus are
HANAZONO, 28 Sep - Argentina finally ended the worst run in their history on Saturday, reviving their Rugby World Cup 2019 hopes with a 28-12 victory over Tonga in Hanazono.
After 10 defeats in a row going back more than a year the 2015 semi-finalists, having lost 23-21 against France in
OSAKA, 26 Sep - Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is backing the "vital" Telusa Veainu to provide a much-needed X factor against Argentina in Hanazono on Saturday.
The Leicester Tiger's full-back missed much of last season with a serious foot injury and was not risked for the 35-3 defeat against England in
The follow match highlights are courtesy of World Rugby.
England began their World Cup campaign with an unconvincing performance as they struggled to a 35-3 bonus-point triumph over Tonga in Sapporo.
It was a tight opening from both teams as Owen Farrell and Sonatane Takulua traded penalties but the Red Rose moved
The final of three Sunday matches at RWC 2019 will see England facing Tonga in Sapporo. With this being a Pool B clash it is of vital importance to both Argentina, and the USA.
In a mild start for the pools favorites, England will be up against the bottom seeds from
Half of the Americas representation at the Rugby World Cup is contained in Pool C where both Argentina and the USA are found. Many have labeled it the ‘Pool of Death’ with both England and France also in search of a Quarter Final spot and Tonga playing the potential spoiler
TONGA 28-18 SAMOA
Debutant Viliame Lolohea made a dream start to his international career as Tonga overcame Samoa despite finishing the game with 13 men.
The ‘Ikale Tahi lost three men to the sin-bin in total in an ill-disciplined final quarter but they had the luxury of a 22-point cushion and