Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pool A - Tonga v Japan

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.
( September 20, 2011 - Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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.,25883,16024_7191865,00.html
next test:
Japan v Canada
Tonga v France