Tonga kick a United States 31-19 Sunday to equivocate finishing final in Pool C, helped by a farewell try from timid captain Siale Piutau.
Piutau scored Tonga’s third try with only underneath 20 mins to go. Fullback Telusa Veainu skipped in to dive on a chip by after a final drum to sign victory.
U.S. flanker Tony Lamborn’s measure adult opposite a post with 3 mins to go hermetic a opening to 5 points and done it interesting. Tonga went behind down a other finish and Veainu hermetic it.
The Tongans leave Japan with a win and equivocate a sixth true detriment during Rugby World Cups, that would have been a Tonga record.
The U.S. didn’t equivocate a 10th true defeat, that equals a misfortune run during a Rugby World Cup.
Before kickoff, a U.S. and Tongan players stood in overpower with heads bent in a moment’s overpower for those influenced by Typhoon Hagibis. The absolute gale ripped by tools of Japan’s eastern Pacific seashore on Saturday, bringing deleterious winds, torrential sleet and flooding, withdrawal during slightest 19 people passed and some-more than a dozen missing.
Tonga should have won by some-more in Osaka and left during slightest 5 tries out there during Hanazono Rugby Stadium, 4 of them missed in a initial half.
They got 4 tries anyway by loosehead column Sigfried Fisi’ihoi, centers Malietoa Hingano and Piutau, and fullback Veainu.
The U.S. led 12-7 during halftime by a discerning double by deputy behind Mike Te’o notwithstanding surrender twice as many meters as a Tongans and blank 31 tackles in a initial 40.
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