‘Amanaki Lelei Mafi’s scoring pass makes RWC history | Matangi Tonga


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: When Japan’s Brave Blossoms had its sensational 34-32 victory over two-time Rugby World Cup champion South Africa in their opening match at Brighton, UK, on Saturday, 19 September it was the big Tongan forward ‘Amanaki Lelei Mafi who stood out by providing the winning pass that secured the biggest RWC upset so far. Mafi is credited with making the most metres and beating the most defenders of any Japanese forward, despite taking to the pitch only in the 45th minute.

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