11 Jun 2011

Tonga and Fiji to begin U20 rugby championship

11:33 am on 11 June 2011

Two months of hard work will be realised about now when Tonga open their Junior World Championship rugby campaign against Australia in Italy.

It's the third straight year the two sides have met at the tournament and Tonga captain Mesui Vea says he's sure last year's runners-up will be challenging as always.

Following that match in Rovigo fellow Pool B rivals France and Fiji will meet in their first match.