24 Nov 2012

Sport: Tonga ready for give and take against Scots

10:21 am on 24 November 2012

Tonga rugby coach Mana Otai expects there will be plenty of physicality in tomorrow morning's Northern Tour finale against Scotland in Aberdeen.

The 'Ikale Tahi picked up their first win on tour against the USA last week although Otai says they made hard work of it.

He says the team is slowly developing a more expansive gameplan but says they also plan to utilise their strengths.

"There's certainly many ways to skin a cat but our physicality has always been part of our game and, as long as it's controlled and used for the right reasons, I think that would be an advantage for us. But make no mistake about it the Scots can be very physical as well and I think against the All Blacks for 30-odd minutes they played really well so they showe some signs they can play like that as well so we've got to be prepared to also take it."

Meanwhile Fiji and Samoa also wrap up their Northern Hemisphere tours tomorrow against Georgia and France.