Tonga hold off plucky Namibia

2015-09-29 19:43
Hale T-Pole (AP)

Cape Town - Tonga have defeated a very plucky Namibian side by 35-21 in a Pool C Rugby World Cup encounter played at Sandy Park in Exeter.

As it happened - Tonga v Namibia

Tonga built up a healthy 22-7 lead by half-time but Namibia's never-say-die attitude caused their more fancied rivals a few problems during the second half.

Telusa Veainu and Jack Lam excelled for the islanders, scoring two tries apiece while veteran Namibian captain, Jacques Burger also managed to get over the whitewash twice.



Tries:  Veainu (2), Fosita, Ram (2)

Penalties: Lilo, Morath

Conversion: Lilo (2)


Tries: Tromp, Burger (2)


Conversions: Kotze (3)



15 Vungakoto Lilo, 14 David Halaifonua, 13 Siale Piutau (co-captain), 12 Sione Piukala, 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo, 10 Latiume Fosita, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 8 Viliami Ma'afu (co-captain), 7 Jack Ram, 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Joseph Tuineau, 4 Hale T Pole, 3 Sila Puafisi, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Soane Tonga'uiha

Replacements: 16 Paula Ngauamo, 17 Tevita Mailau, 18 Halani 'Aulika, 19 Tukulua Lokotui, 20 Opeti Fonua, 21 Samisoni Fisilau, 22 Kurt Morath, 23 Telusa Veainu


15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Johan Tromp, 13 Danie Van Wyk, 12 Johan Deysel, 11 Russel Van Wyk, 10 Theuns Kotze, 9 Eneill Buitendag, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Rohan Kitshoff, 6 Jacques Burger (captain), 5 Tjiuee Uanivi, 4 Janco Venter, 3 Johannes Coetzee, 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld, 1 Casper Viviers

Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Johnny Redelinghuys, 18 AJ De Klerk, 19 Tinus Du Plessis, 20 Pieter-Jan van Lill, 21 Damian Stevens, 22 Darryl De La Harpe, 23 David Philander

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