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53dReuters

First-half flurry sets up Pumas' win over Tonga

Julian Montoya scored a hat-trick in the first 26 minutes as the Pumas got their World Cup campaign back on track with a 28-12 victory over Tonga on Saturday that snapped a 10-match losing streak.

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59dReuters

Two-try Tuilagi powers England past Tonga

A first-half double from Manu Tuilagi and a late bonus-point sealing try by substitute Luke Cowan-Dickie gave England the perfect start to their Rugby World Cup campaign.

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71dCraig Dowd

Pacific lip service won't stop until rugby respects the Islands

As the eyes of the world prepare to turn their gaze on the Rugby World Cup, the game got an early reminder of the Pacific Island discussion that pops up all too regularly. It continues to be nothing but rhetoric, Craig Dowd writes.

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76dReuters

Beauden Barrett returns to fly-half against Tonga

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made several changes to his Bledisloe Cup winning side for their final World Cup warm-up match against Tonga at Waikato Stadium on Saturday.

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113dSam Bruce

World Rugby defend mud-bath pitch for Samoa-Tonga fixture

World Rugby has defended its decision to allow Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup match between Samoa and Tonga to go ahead in Apia, after several players took umbrage with the playing surface post-match.

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360dAAP

All Blacks to play Tonga before World Cup

The All Blacks will face Tonga in a home Test just two weeks before their bid to defend the Webb Ellis Cup begins next year.

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368dReuters

Liam Williams marks 50th cap with try double

Wing Liam Williams scored two tries on his 50th appearance for Wales to help secure an emphatic 74-24 victory over Tonga at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

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2019 Rugby World Cup Table

A
RTeamGPPDP
0Scotland1+345
0Ireland1+245
0Japan1+205
0Russia1-250
B
RTeamGPPDP
0South Africa1+545
0New Zealand1+104
0Italy1+255
C
RTeamGPPDP
0England1+325
0France1+24
0Argentina1+165
0United States of America1-120
D
RTeamGPPDP
0Wales1+295
0Australia1+185
0Fiji1-32
0Georgia1+265
Pool A
RTeamGPPDP
1Japan4+5319
2Ireland4+9416
3Scotland4+6411
4Samoa4-705
5Russia4-1410
Pool B
RTeamGPPDP
1New Zealand4+13516
2South Africa4+14915
3Italy4+2012
4Namibia4-1412
5Canada4-1632
Pool C
RTeamGPPDP
1England4+9917
2France4+2815
3Argentina4+1511
4Tonga4-386
5United States of America4-1040
Pool D
RTeamGPPDP
1Wales4+6719
2Australia4+6816
3Fiji4+27
4Georgia4-575
5Uruguay4-804

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • TONGA12th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    9
    27
  • TONGA28th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -38
    149