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Tonga beats Japan RWC 2011 Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 22 Sep 2011.mpg

Tonga beats Japan RWC 2011 Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 22 Sep 2011 – Tonga recorded their first win of the World Cup against Japan in Whangarei last night. Going into the match both sides had yet to win a game in Pool A. After trading early tries, Ikale tahi surged ahead. But Japan replied with another try of their own. In the second half Tonga added more points with a try to wing Fetu’u Vainikolo and again Japan came back with a try. But Tonga closed out the game with another penalty, the kicking making all the difference. final score 31-18 to ‘Ikale Tahi

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