16 Apr 2007

Tonga side heads IRB Pacific Cup points table

10:28 am on 16 April 2007

Tongan rugby side the Tau'uta Reds have opened up a two point lead at the top of the IRB Pacific Cup.

They snuck past Upolu Samoa 31-30 in Apia in the latest round.

The hopes of Savai'i Samoa holding onto its has been virtually extinguished

It suffered its third straight loss, 24-23 to the Fiji Barbarians on Saturday.

Savai'i started brightly and raced to a 13 nil lead after 12 minutes and led 16-11 at half time.

With 10 minutes to go Savai'i was up 23-14 bu the Barbarians replied with a converted try and penalty to snare the win

The Barbarians are in second place with Upolu third.