Just FInished watching the Game Tonga hung on to win 19-15 and im proud of the Tongan boys. Tonga as a country has gone through alot this year and this is something the Kingdom needed. Tonga ended up holding off Samoa with 13 men, alot of silly penalties, But Tonga showed alot of heart. Once again I was impressed with the Fowards especially the back three of T Pole , Latu, and Maka they were great at the breakdown.
Full Time: Tonga 19 (Epi Taione Try, Pierre Hola Con, Pierre Hola 4 Pens) -15 Samoa (Gavin WIlliams 5 Pens)
SAMOA: Gavin Williams, Sailosi Tagicakibau, Elvis Seveali'I, Seilala Mapusua, Alesana Tuilagi, Loki Crichton, Steve So'oialo, Semo Sititi (capt), Ulia Ulia, Daniel Leo, Kane Thompson, Joe Tekori, Census Johnston, Mahonri Schwalger, Justin Va'a. Reserves: Tanielu Fuga, Muliufi Salanoa, Leo Lafaiali'I, Justin Purdie, Junior Polu, Lolo Lui, DavidLemi.
TONGA: Vungakoto Lilo, Tevita Tu'ifua, Sukanaivalu Hufanga, Epeli Taione, Joseph Vaka, Pierre Hola, Enele Taufa, Finau Maka, Nili Latu (capt), Hale T Pole, Paino Hehea, Inoke Afeaki, Kisi Pulu, Ephraim Taukafa, Soane Tonga'uiha. Reserves: Aleki Lutui, Toma Toke, Viliami Vaki, Emosi Kauhenga, Sione Tu'ipulotu, Isileli Tupou, Hudson Tonga'uiha.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Samoa: 27 Wins
Tonga: 23 Wins