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Tonga v Samoa - Saturday 20th April @ 07:30pm
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L: 0
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Tonga v Samoa - Saturday 20th April @ 07:30pm
TONGA vs. SAMOA
Sportingbet Stadium
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L: 0
H-T: 8
36
#NRLSOUCSH
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CROWD: 10143
H-T: 4
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TRY TONGA
Scored by Mahe Fonua. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi unsuccessful.

TRY Tonga! That is the cherry on top of an outstanding Tongan performance! Langi with a short ball to Manu who steams into a gap draws the fullback and sends Fonua away for a double. FULLTIME. Cecchin called a pre-mature end to the game due to a pitch invasion so no conversion from Langi.

Tonga 36-4

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Lama Tasi steams onto the ball, forcing his way into the backfield and almost scoring but Cecchin is right on the spot and correctly rules double movement. PENALTY Tonga.

Tonga 32-4

77

Roberts dribbles one through and forces Tonga to concede a dropout.

Tonga 32-4

76

Knock on Tonga. Samoa a chance for a consolation try.

Tonga 32-4

75

TRY TONGA
Scored by Samisoni Langi. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi successful.

TRY Tonga! Footwork by Langi, he steps once, twice, three times a try-scorer. We will have a delay while security deals with some pitch invaders. Langi has some time to line up his kick and converts.

Tonga 32-4

72

Langi just controlling things here, sliding one through forcing a dropout.

Tonga 26-4

70

Was that Iosefa or a pinball? Iosefa tries to put on a hit but bounces off Fonua and concedes a PENALTY.

Tonga 26-4

65

TRY TONGA
Scored by Mahe Fonua. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi successful.

TRY Tonga! Mahe Fonua is over! Simple quick pass from Langi finds Fonua who sells a massive dummy and walks the ball in. Langi with an easy attempt, slams it through.

Tonga 26-4

62

PENALTY Tonga. Can they put on some more points?

Tonga 20-4

61

TRY TONGA
Scored by Etu Uaisele. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi successful.

TRY Tonga! That should be game. Nice ball from the halfback goes to his fullback who draws and finds Uaisele who goes over for the try. Langi from wide, has it straight as arrow and over.

Tonga 20-4

58

PENALTY Tonga and they could put the game away here.

Tonga 14-4

55

A mindless chip kick from Lima lands in the unlikely hands of MoiMoi who is set upon by Asotasi. He earns a penalty from the second attempt at the tackle.

Tonga 14-4

54

Daniel Foster pinger for a shoulder charge/high tackle. PENALTY Samoa.

Tonga 14-4

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Weak kick from Samoa goes straight to Oldfield and here he goes! His run is capped at halfway following a slip.

Tonga 14-4

50

PENALTY Samoa, Carlos Tuimavave taken out in back play by MoiMoi.

Tonga 14-4

48

Anthony Tupou finds some space and pops a ball for Murdoch-Masila but the prop can't handle the ball.

Tonga 14-4

46

A last ditch effort from Oldfield following the Seluini break, gives Samoa a chance to hit back.

Tonga 14-4

45

TRY TONGA
Scored by Siuatonga Likiliki. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi unsuccessful.

TRY Tonga! On last for Samoa, the ball was bouncing around before landing in Fonua's hands who races away before offloading and the recepient taking the tackle. Nect tackle, it simply goes wide and Likiliki is in for his second. Langi from out wide, misses.

Tonga 14-4

41

KICK-OFF! Second half is underway.

Tonga 10-4

40

Tonga hold on.. just. They force the kick dead as the halftime siren sounds.

Tonga 10-4

39

Another PENALTY. Sau catching the Tongan defenders offside.

Tonga 10-4

39

PENALTY Samoa! One final chance for them here.

Tonga 10-4

38

Tonga get another set from an error and go close through Uaisele who kicks for himself but it goes dead.

Tonga 10-4

36

Knock on by Tonga this time. Samoa with a chance to work it out again.

Tonga 10-4

35

Samoa cant keep a hold of the ball currently. Lima with a knock on.

Tonga 10-4

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Knocked on by Daniel Foster and Samoa will work it out from their own end.

Tonga 10-4

33

Action packed minute there with Samoa almost going through before Fishahi recovers with interest. His run drew a PENALTY for Tonga!

Tonga 10-4

30

PENALTY Tonga but they don't find touch, as Vidot bats it back in. Lucky for Tonga it is scooped up by one of their players.

Tonga 10-4

29

TRY SAMOA
Scored by Daniel Vidot. Conversion attempt by Ben Roberts unsuccessful.

TRY Samoa! Daniel Vidot with the walk in try from a lovely cut-out pass. Samoa back in this one with Ben Roberts attempting the conversion and hooking it wide.

Tonga 10-4

27

PENALTY, late call from Cecchin there, another six for Samoa.

Tonga 10-0

26

Sam Moa penalised giving Samoa field position.

Tonga 10-0

24

TRY? No, Matt Cecchin has found a knock on from Samoa here chalking off Sa'u's try. Video replays show he was correct in his call.

Tonga 10-0

20

Some crashing runs from both Samoan wingers found some clear air but the kick is relatively easy allowing Sika Manu to get back into the field of play.

Tonga 10-0

17

FORWARD! Brent Kite slightly overran the mark making it a forward pass.

Tonga 10-0

17

Well weighted kick from Foster who forces Vidot to push it dead. Another six here for Tonga.

Tonga 10-0

14

Some ball for Samoa here with a PENALTY but it comes to naught. Uaisele racing back to the 20 metre for the tap.

Tonga 10-0

13

TRY TONGA
Scored by Siuatonga Likiliki. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi unsuccessful.

TRY Tonga! The pressure has tolled on Samoa with back to back tries for Tonga here. Some quick hands from the halves found Likiliki who dives over. Langi with a kick wider out this time, went dead straight but wide of the posts.

Tonga 10-0

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That was an awkward kick from Foster forcing Wright to jump early and knock it into his own player. Scrum Tonga, 20 metres out.

Tonga 6-0

8

Powerplay on last for Tonga finds Likkilikki who tries to wrestle over but held up!

Tonga 6-0

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PENALTY TONGA! Tupou going a tad high.

Tonga 6-0

5

TRY TONGA
Scored by Samisoni Langi. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi successful.

TRY Tonga! Langi takes the line on himself, steps and finds the tryline for the opening points. Langi will also convert his own try and does so.

Tonga 6-0

UNFORCED ERROR SAMOA
**PLAYER1** makes an unforced error.

3rd Minute: Samoa spoil their early pressure with a spill.

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2nd Minute: Early error by Mahe Fonua off some early Samoan pressure. Good chance for Samoa to get their portion of the crowd into it early.

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1st Minute: KICK-OFF! Tonga get us underway with Samoa running right to left.. here we go!

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Some major passion in those two war dances and here we go! Two tribes, ready to go to battle on the football field.

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Anthems finished to a loud roar. Time for hostilities with the war dances.

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Both teams are making their way onto the field led out by Roy Asotasi (Samoa) and Brent Kite (Tonga) respectively. Now we will have the national anthems for each side.

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Welcome to Penrith! The venue for tonight's international contest between pacific rivals, Tonga and Samoa.

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Samoa: Martin Taupau, Antonio Winterstein, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Daniel Vidot, Leeson Ah Mau, Ben Roberts, David Fa'alogo, Pita Godinet, Carlos Tuimavave, Lama Tasi, Sam Tagataese, Mark Taufua, Roy Asotasi, Jeff Lima, Junior Sa'u, Eddy Pettybourne, Masada Iosefa, Leia Saofaiga

Tonga: Richie Fa'aoso, Glen Fisi'iahi, Mahe Fonua, Daniel Foster, David Hala, Sydney Havea, Silivia Havili, Brent Kite, Samsoni Langi, Siuatongua Likiliki, Sika Manu, Sam Moa, Fuifui Moimoi, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Michael Oldfield, Pat Politini, Nafe Seluini, Jason Taumololo, Anthony Tupou, Etu Uaisele

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Referees: Matt Cecchin

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Steve Carrall

Video Referee:

TONGA (36)
Tries: Samisoni Langi (2), Siuatonga Likiliki (2), Etu Uaisele, Mahe Fonua (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Samisoni Langi (4/7)
Penalty Goals:

SAMOA (4)
Tries: Daniel Vidot
Field Goals:
Conversions: Ben Roberts (0/1)
Penalty Goals:



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