2 Jul 2012

Sport: Tonga finish third at Junior World Rugby Trophy

10:52 am on 2 July 2012

Tonga have ended their World Rugby Trophy campaign in winning fashion. edging Georgia 31-29 in the playoff for third place at the weekend.

The Junior 'Ikale Tahi failed to reach the final after losing to the USA in pool play.

The US won the tournament on home soil, beating Japan 37-33 in front of a sold out crowd in Salt Lake City, earning them promotion to the elite Junior World Championship in 2013.