26 Sep 2023

Tonga's hopes for rugby world cup quarterfinals are diminished

From , 6:02 am on 26 September 2023
Tonga's back row Sione Vailanu (up) is tackled by Scotland's fly-half Finn Russell   during the France 2023 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Tonga at Stade de Nice in Nice, southern France on September 24, 2023. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)


Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi team at the Rugby World Cup took another devastating blow on Monday morning after Scotland thrashed them 45-17 in a Pool B match. 

Scotland scored seven tries to two and finished the game with a bonus point, keeping their hopes of a quarterfinal spot alive. 

RNZ Pacific's senior sports journalist Iliesa Tora is in Nice, France.