83
FULL TIME. USA 19 - 31 TONGA. In the end, the right result. A dominant performance from Tonga, who struggled to convert the majority of their chances, but did just enough to keep the USA out when required in the 2nd half, and converted enough of their chances to close out their World Cup campaign with a win!
82
CONVERSION! TONGA! PIATAU! 19-31. In his final test match, captain Siale Piutau is given the conversion attempt from right in front and he knocks it over! A great end to a great career.
81
TRY! TONGA! VEAINU! 19-29. It's not gone against the Tongans! Clean ball off the back of the scrum, which Fosita drops onto the boot, through the gap. It sits up wonderfully for Veainu who gets a try to sugar coat the Tongan victory!
80
It's a penalty for Tonga from the scrum, which is in a very kickable position. To the shock of everyone, but the pleasure of the crowd, they've opted against the 3 points, and set the scrum.
79
Fantastic pressure from Tonga on the restart. USA look to play from deep but knock it on inside their 22. Tonga have a scrum, and a phenomenal attacking platform to close out the game.
78
CONVERSION! USA! MACGINTY! 19-24. No time wasted with the conversion attempt from AJ MacGinty, knocking it straight over.
77
TRY! USA! LAMBORN! 17-24. Clever work from the blindside flanker! He brings USA right back into the game, dotting the ball against the base of the post for a try!
76
Ball squirts out the Tonga ruck, and the ball is forced into touch 5 metres from their line. Huge moment for USA who have a massive opportunity to capitalise and score a try.
74
Loose ball in midfield eventually sees Veainu tackled into touch around halfway.
73
Bryce Campbell gets the ball in a bit of space out wide but he's tackled into touch by the covering defence.
Full Time
USA 19
Tonga 31
USA
Tonga
3
Tries
4
20' Mike Te''o
16' Siegfried Fisi''ihoi
25' Mike Te''o
57' Malietoa Hingano
76' Tony Lamborn
61' Siale Piutau
80' Telusa Veainu
2
Conversions
4
21' AJ MacGinty
18' Sonatane Takulua
77' AJ MacGinty
59' Sonatane Takulua
63' James Faiva
80' Siale Piutau
0
Penalties
1
50' Sonatane Takulua
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
USA
Squad
Tonga
Eric Fry
1
Siegfried Fisi'ihoi
Joe Taufete'e
2
Paula Ngauamo
Titi Lamositele
3
Siosiua Halanukonuka
Greg Peterson
4
Sam Lousi
Nick Civetta
5
Leva Fifita
Tony Lamborn
6
Sione Kalamafoni
Malon Al-Jiboori
7
Zane Kapeli
Cam Dolan
8
Maama Vaipulu
Ruben De Haas
9
Sonatane Takulua
AJ MacGinty
10
James Faiva
Marcel Brache
11
Viliami Lolohea
Paul Lasike
12
Siale Piutau
Bryce Campbell
13
Malietoa Hingano
Blaine Scully
14
Atieli Pakalani
Will Hooley
15
Telusa Veainu
USA
Reserves
Tonga
James Hilterbrand
16
Siua Maile
Olive Kilifi
17
Vunipola Fifita
Paul Mullen
18
Ma'afu Fia
Ben Landry
19
Daniel Faleafa
Hanco Germishuys
20
Nasi Manu
Ben Pinkelman
21
Leon Fukofuka
Nate Augspurger
22
Latiume Fosita
Mike Te'o
23
David Halaifonua