All you need to know about the Pacific Island side coached by Toutai Kefu
Tonga Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
Tonga had a tough start to the 2019 Rugby World Cup but finished on a high by beating the USA in Osaka.
How They Qualified
Tonga came second in the Pacific Tri-Nations behind Fiji and as a result qualified for the 2019 World Cup.
Sonatane Takulua, No 9 and goalkicker, gives them zip and Telusa Veainu has a step to die for. Tonga have also been looking to James Faiva to add a new dimension from fly-half.
The Coach – Toutai Kefu
The former Wallaby No 8 took the reins in 2016 shortly after World Rugby agreed a rescue package for the cash-strapped Tongan union.
The set-piece is a big area for Tonga to focus on, particularly given that they have Argentina, England and France in their pool.
Tonga Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
- Saturday 27 July 2019: Samoa 25-17 Tonga
- Saturday 3 August 2019: Japan 41-7 Tonga
- Friday 9 August 2019: Tonga 33-23 Canada
- Saturday 24 August 2019: Western Force 14-19 Tonga
- Saturday 31 August 2019: Fiji 29-19 Tonga
- Saturday 7 September 2019: New Zealand 92-7 Tonga
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
Tonga Rugby World Cup Group
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups
Tonga Rugby World Cup Fixtures
- Sun 22 Sep England 35-3 Tonga (Sapporo) Match Report
- Sat 28 Sep Argentina 28-12 Tonga (Osaka) Match Report
- Sun 6 Oct France 23-21 Tonga (Kumamoto) Match Report
- Sun 13 Oct USA v Tonga (Osaka) Match Report
A disastrous home World Cup in 2015, England…
Tonga Rugby World Cup Squad
Tonga have announced their squad for the tournament;
Kurt Morath (replaced by Latiume Fosita)
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures
Previous World Cup Results and Record
Tonga’s Rugby World Cup Record: P29 W8 D0 L21
- 1987 Pool stages
- 1995 Pool stages
- 1999 Pool stages
- 2003 Pool stages
- 2007 Pool stages
- 2011 Pool stages
- 2015 Pool stages
- 2019 Pool stages
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