[RWC2019][Pool C] Round 4 - USA vs. Tonga (13/10/2019)

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    Venue: Hanazono Rugby Stadium
    Time: 07:45 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
     
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    This is one match I think my USA Eagles will win.
     
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    I'm favouring Tonga. Nobody other than England has physically bossed them in the group, and that includes two Tier1 sides, so they should be able to compete with the Eagles' greatest strength (athleticism). Still, if they start again with a fly half playing in Spain then success cant be guaranteed.

    I haven't seen much of the US this tournament but nothing is leaping out at me to make me think they are going to recapture the form of early 2018. Hope I'm wrong as I want to see the US rediscover that cutting edge.
     
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    Nothings gone our way so far, but I think my Eagles will win and salvage some pride. But you know more about rugby than I do. I'm relying on pure hope here. o_O
     
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    Scrappy play by both sides so far
     
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    Poor tackling by both sides, but especially the USA
     
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    Deserved try for Tonga, think that was like their third clear break off turn over ball.

    like both teams, so hoping the USA can come back into this to make it a contest for 80 minutes. Tonga look the better team thus far though.

    edit. I asked and I received... great try from the Eagles!
     
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    Great try
     
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    Ok ok, USA, upping their intensity, and now a 2nd try; liking this
     
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    Ok if Tonga score next this game will be lit!
     
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    Both teams have 8 players too many :D
     
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    I could see Mike Te'o getting offered a nice contract in England or the Top 14; a really good athlete
     
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    Ooofff, Tonga bin in right at the try line
     
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    Well he’s done more today than I ever saw Ben do... could do with losing the odd pound (stone) though.
     
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    That would’ve been a beauty :(
     
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    New Tonga 9 has the best name ever!
     
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    Nigel Owens photo bombing the conversation
     
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    Great ambition by Tonga choosing to scrum over sealing the victory and justly rewarded.

    Feel for the States as they worked hard and scored a couple of great tries but they’ll come again and be stronger in 4 years time for the MLR which is building nicely.

    Good game!
     
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