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Wales ran in 10 tries against Tonga


Wales scored seven tries in the second half to get a record win over Tonga on Saturday.

Scoring ten tries they eventually beat Tonga 74-24.

Tonga got off to a poor start conceding a penalty try and a yellow card in the second minute of the test.

Wales quickly moved into a 21-3 lead which almost looked that it will be one way traffic all the way.

Tonga started to get into the game as they put huge pressure on Wales.

At the end it was Fifita who dotted down at the base of the post after a series of powerful carries from the Tongan forwards.

Tonga’s strategy of playing a direct forwards-based game of taking the ball up at close quarters was causing all sorts of problems for the Welsh defence as Steve Mafi this time burrowed over after another series of powerful carries from the Tongan pack. Newcastle Falcons number nine Takulua made no mistake with the conversion to cut the deficit to seven at 24-17 as the sides headed into the interval.

From a routine Wales lineout two minutes in to the second-half, Tomos Williams threw a suicidal pass straight to Sione Vailanu, who ran coast to coast for the intercept try. Takulua levelled matters up at 24-24 with the conversion.

But Wales then turned the screws on and ran away with the game.

This was a great confidence builder for next weeks test against the Springboks

The scorers:

For Wales:
Tries: Penalty Try, Biggar, L Williams 2, Evans, T Williams, Morgan, Hill, Davies, Patchell
Cons: Biggar 4, Patchell 4
Pens: Biggar 2

For Tonga:
Tries: Fifita, Mafi, Vailanu
Cons: Takulua 3
Pen: Takulua
Yellow Card: Fifita

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