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Rugby World Cup – Tonga give France an almighty scare

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France kept their winning was ways but with another scrappy performance against Tonga on Sunday.

Tonga outscored them with 3 tries to two but could not manage to get the win as France booked their place in the Quarter Finals.

At the end 23-21 was good enough for the French to get over a brave and good Tonga side.

The French had a good first half and pulled away from Tonga on the scoreboard. It looked at one stage if they will ran away with the win but a great second half from the Islanders almost cost them the game.

Alivereti Raka and Virimi Vakatawa scored tries for France and Romain Ntamack added 13 points courtesy of four penalties and two conversions.

Sonatane Takulua, Malietoa Hingano and Zane Kapeli claimed Tonga’s tries and Takulua slotted two conversions while Latiume Fosita also succeeded with a two-pointer off the kicking tee.

France will be going to the Quarter Finals but they do not look at this stage like a team that will threaten too many top sides in this tournament.

We know the French can put the perfect performance on the day but has yet shown that they can play good quality rugby for 80 minutes.

The scorers:

France: Tries: Vakatawa, Raka Cons: Ntamack 2 Pens: Ntamack 3

Tonga: Tries: Takulua, Hingano, Kapeli Cons: Takulua 2, Fosita

What was said after the game…

Man of the Match

 

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