Tonga too good for Japan
Michael Leitch of Japan tackles Taufa'ao Filise of Tonga during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Tonga and Japan at Northland Events Centre on September 21, 2011 in Whangarei, New Zealand.
Tonga registered their first win at Rugby World Cup 2011 after seeing off Japan 31-18 in Whangerai on Wednesday.
Having lost to New Zealand and Canada, crowd favourites Tonga finally gave their fans something to cheer about following a well-earned win over an error-strewn Japanese outfit.
The Brave Blossoms had targeted this Pool A match as one of two games they wanted to win, but they were their own worst enemies with ball in hand.
Japan v Canada
Tonga v France