Tonga A victory over Japan first in Pacific Challenge Cup

Tonga A finally ended their search for a victory in the Rugby Pacific Challenge Cup at the third attempt, defeating Junior Japan 60-24 in Suva, Fiji Wednesday, March 18.

Tonga A’s scores were obtained through collective efforts and after tries were made by Liueli Simote, Siale Talakai, Frank Havea, Leiataua Kilifa and Topiese Ahia.

The tournament was set up as one of the IRB initiatives to raise performances and provide necessary infrastructure and to support Pacific rugby union teams to continue to compete at the highest level.

The Rugby Pacific Challenge Cup  has split the six nations involved into two pools with Argentina Pampas XV, Samoa A and Junior Japan in Pool A and the Fiji Warriors, Tonga A and Canada A in Pool B.

They Teams played those in the opposite pool across three matchs day – 10, 14 and 18 March – with the finals day taking place next Monday 23 March.

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