22 Nov 2012

Sport: 'Ikale Tahi eye upset against 'beatable' Scots

11:28 am on 22 November 2012

Tonga rugby coach Mana Otai says they've taken inspiration from Samoa's victory over Wales as they look to close out their European rugby tour in winning fashion.

The 'Ikale Tahi picked up their first win on tour last weekend 22-13 against the USA.

Hale-T-Pole comes into the back row in place of Sitiveni Mafi in the only change to the team to face Scotland.

Mana Otai says it will be a definite step up but says the hosts are beatable.

"That's probably the main focus for us is the tier one, it's a huge challenge for us. I know they will come out firing because they need to sort of make amends for their last two tests. Us will be an opportunity for them but at the same token we are looking to put our stamp on the game so it will be a really tough game, that's for sure."