Tonga wins over Georgia 23 – 9

The ‘Ikale-Tahi began its End of Year tour to Europe with a victory at the Mikheil Meshki Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia this morning.

‘Ikale-Tahi scored 23 against Georgia which they only scored 9.

Tonga’s 23 points came from two tries by Taniela Moa and one by  Vungakoto Lilo, one conversion by  Latiume Fositā and two penalty kicks by Kurt Morath.

Georgia’s scores were made up with three penalty kicks by their fullback, Merab Kvirikashvili.

The teams,

Tonga: 15 Vungakoto Lilo, 14 David Halaifonua, 13 Siale Piutau, 12 Hemani Paea, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Kurt Morath, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 8 Viliami Ma’afu, 7 Nili Latu, 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Joe Tu’ineau, 4 Tukulua Lokotui, 3 Sila Puafisi, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Tevita Mailau.

Replacements: 16 Elvis Taione, 17 Siua Halanukonuka, 18 Paea Fa’anunu, 19 Lisiate Fa’aoso, 20 Hale T Pole, 21 Taniela Moa, 22 Latiume Fosita, 23 Otulea Katoa.

Georgia: 15 Merab Kvirikashvili, 14 Irakli Machkhaneli, 13 David Kacharava, 12 Merab Sharikadze, 11 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 10 Lasha Khmaladze, 9 Giorgi Begadze, 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 7 Viktor Kolelishvili, 6 Giga Tkhilaishvili, 5 Levan Datunashvili, 4 Konstantin Mikautadze, 3 Davit Kubriashvili, 2 Shalva Mamukashvili, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili.

Replacements: 16 Simon Maisuradze, 17 Zurabi Zhvania, 18 Levan Chilachava, 19 Giorgi Nemsadze, 20 Lasha Lomidze, 21 Vazha Khutsishvili, 22 Lasha Malaguradze, 23 Sandro Todua.

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