Rugby

Georgia narrowly edge past Tonga

2016-06-18 10:13

Suva - Georgia claimed an emphatic 23-20 victory over Tonga after they scored a converted try deep into injury time at ANZ National Stadium in Suva on Saturday.

The visitors' outside centre David Kacharava crossed the whitewash on two occasions to help his side secure a rewarding win.

Both sides dotted down twice with tries for Tonga coming via Viliame Iongi and replacement forward Sione Angaelangi, while midfielder Kacharava scored both of Georgia's tries.

Full-back Merab Kvirikashvili's kicking accuracy saw him convert both tries in addition to three penalty conversions which took his account to 13 points.  

The visitors fought back in excellent fashion as they overpowered and outmuscled their opponents in some facets of the game. The Tonga pack, however, were matched by a clinical defensive effort from Georgia, who sealed the win with Kacharava's late score.

Scorers:

Tonga:
Tries: Iongi, Angaelangi
Cons: Takulua, Fosita
Pen: Takulua

Georgia:
Tries: Kacharava 2
Cons: Kvirikashvili 2
Pens: Kvirikashvili 3


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