Tonga beat Japan in Pacific Nations Cup


Tonga scored four tries to beat Japan 27-17 in the opening match of the Pacific Nations Cup.

Two early tries by Fetuu Vainikolo and a conversion by Fangatapu Apikotoa saw Tonga take an early 12-0 lead. Takeshi Kizu ran in a try in the 20th minute to give the hosts some hope but a try by Will Helu and a penalty and conversion by Apikotoa allowed Tonga to head into the break with a comfortable 22-5 lead.

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