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Group C/D - Wednesday 6th November @ 07:00am
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Group C/D - Wednesday 6th November @ 07:00am
TONGA vs. COOK IS
Leigh Sports Village
16
L: 0
H-T: 14
22
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CROWD: 10554
H-T: 8
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FULLTIME: Tonga hold on just. Cook Island are eliminated while Tonga survive.. just.

Tonga 22-16

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RED LIGHTS..NO TRY! Takairangi knocked it on after a Tongan touch.

Tonga 22-16

VIDEO REFEREE: Checking for a possible Cook Island TRY.. checking everything.

Tonga 22-16

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Knocked on by Tupou trying to take an offload. Cook Island scrum 30 metres out from their own line.

Tonga 22-16

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Islanders charging for the score but spill it.

Tonga 22-16

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL TONGA
Field goal attempt by Pat Politoni unsuccessful.

Politoni trying to put the game beyond doubt, misses with a field goal.

Tonga 22-16

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Tonga spill it again and it is right in the Cook's hands again.

Tonga 22-16

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but they need to find touch.. which they failed to do.

Tonga 22-16

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PENALTY Cook Islands - they needed this right on their line. Tonga too eager and caught offside.

Tonga 22-16

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It was a great leap and catch from Tupou who flicked it back for Fisiiahi who spilled it.

Tonga 22-16

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WTF happened there.. he had no one to beat! He's done a Sonny Bill.. he slipped it with the try-line begging.

Tonga 22-16

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ONE on one strip! Cook Islands on the attack again.

Tonga 22-16

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Tonga were taking a chance there rucking it down the left side and are made to pay as the winger is taken over the sideline.

Tonga 22-16

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TRY TONGA
Scored by Jorge Taufua. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi unsuccessful.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! Jorge Taufua must have just touched the line.. I wasn't convinced, I thought he was held up. Tonga though have finally broken the strong Cook resistance since halftime. Langi has a kick to put it out of reach.. pushes it wide.

Tonga 22-16

VIDEO REFEREE: Jorge Taufua might have crossed.. checking obstruction and putdown.

Tonga 18-16

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Tonga now with some good defense to force an error. Here come Tonga.

Tonga 18-16

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Good defensive set from the Cook Islanders to repel Tonga.

Tonga 18-16

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Another PENALTY for Tonga for not allowing the man to play the ball. Cook Islanders under immense pressure now and Zeb Taia getting a talking to from the referee.

Tonga 18-16

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PENALTY Tonga - holding down. Tonga will tap and go.

Tonga 18-16

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A huge kick from Johnathan Ford is negated from an offside from the Cook Island chasers. PENALTY Tonga and they will start the set on their own 40.

Tonga 18-16

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That was a helter skelter last tackle from Cooks switching from right to left before the prop got a kick away. Tonga will get a reprieve here with a shoulder charge penalty.

Tonga 18-16

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Good defensive pressure forced the drop from Tonga there. The crowd have livened up a little here with Cook Islanders back on the attack.

Tonga 18-16

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PENALTY Cook Islanders - a nice relieving offside call after they were rucking it out.

Tonga 18-16

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Cook Islanders drop the ball in their attacking zone and compound it with a PENALTY.

Tonga 18-16

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The ball wouldn't go dead for Fonua.. he had to make a play at it and crashed into the advertising hoardings. Dropout coming.

Tonga 18-16

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PENALTY Cook Islanders! They have had the ball for the entire second half thus far!

Tonga 18-16

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TRY COOK ISLANDS
Scored by Chris Taripo. Conversion attempt by Chris Taripo successful.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! IT IS a hat-trick for Chris Teripo and that is probably the best effort of the lot. He had to take a pass from John behind him and went kamikaze style diving for the corner and put it in inches of the whitewash! Teripo makes his haul sixteen points after the conversion.

Tonga 18-16

VIDEO REFEREE: Chris Teripo claiming a hat-trick. He looked out for my eye.

Tonga 18-10

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Cook Islanders almost come down for the TRY but they get the next best result, a PENALTY. Tackled in the air.

Tonga 18-10

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SIX MORE for the Cook Islanders here after a fortunate deflection.

Tonga 18-10

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Both teams are back out and position. Tonga will get us back underway, Cook Islanders running right to left.

Tonga 18-10

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Tonga are off again.. Fui Fui charging through the Cook Islanders before unloading to Fisiiahi.. unfortunately it was ruled forward. HALFTIME.

Tonga 18-10

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TRY TONGA
Scored by Konrad Hurrell. Conversion attempt by Samisoni Langi unsuccessful.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! Konrad Hurrell was just a wrecking ball in that run - he found space and was swatting away players before he went over the tryline. Langi with a moderate attempt puts it wide.

Tonga 18-10

VIDEO REFEREE: We're off to check the four pointer for Konrad Hurrell.

Tonga 14-10

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL TONGA
Penalty goal attempt by Samisoni Langi successful.

Tonga opt for the penalty goal attempt. Langi lines it up from 25 metres out and puts it through.

Tonga 14-10

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PENALTY Tonga - Two on one steal.

Tonga 12-10

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Tonga spill it rucking out. Chance for Cook Islander to respond.

Tonga 12-10

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

Tonga make the Islanders pay immediately for Mataora's mistake. They spun it wide to huge second rower Jason Taumalolo who crossed the line despite the attention of two players. Langi with a tougher assignment for his second kick - converts.

Tonga 12-10

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Sam Mataora - that will be on the blooper reel for years to come. He got tackled quite hard and played the ball in the wrong direction. PENALTY Tonga.

Cook Islands 10-6

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PENALTY Tonga - they are back onto the attack.

Cook Islands 10-6

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Why, oh why! It was called SIX AGAIN but Cook Islanders kicked on first after the bomb backed to them. To add insult they they conceded a PENALTY.

Cook Islands 10-6

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GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! It is his second! Isaac John goes down the left with a deft grubber that is latched onto by Teripo. Teripo misses his own conversion.

Cook Islands 10-6

VIDEO REFEREE: Teripo is claiming a second!

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PENALTY Cook Island - due reward after that defensive set.

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Another PENALTY against the Cook Islanders. They will do well to hold on here.

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PENALTY Tonga - holding Sika Manu down after a solid hit from Dylan Napa.

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TRY COOK ISLANDS
Scored by Chris Taripo. Conversion attempt by Chris Taripo successful.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! Teripo is given the benefit of the doubt for the TRY. It was a nice crossfield chip on last tackle that Teripo flew onto to score. Teripo converts his own try.

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VIDEO REFEREE: Chris Teripo might have crossed - checking onside and grounding.

Tonga 6-0

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Sika Manu is lingering on the fringes again - unfortunately the ball goes to ground.

Tonga 6-0

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I felt that from here! Drury Low was positioned under a Langi bomb before being smashed back into the in-goal. Dropout incoming.

Tonga 6-0

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

It was a nervy opening seven minutes but Tonga have busted through with a lovely play. Glen Fisiiahi starting the play and backing up to finish it with aplomb. Langi has an easy first task and passes.

Tonga 6-0

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An accidental offside on the final tackle from the Cook Islands. PENALTY Tonga.

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PENALTY Cook Islands! First of the match.

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Both teams are getting into position. Cook Islands getting us underway! KICK-OFF

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Welcome to Leigh - for the second match of the crossover group C/D. We've had the anthems and now we're onto the war dances! Tonga looking to stay in contention for the quarter final stage.

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Referees: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Warren Turley, Matthew Thomason

Video Referee: Richard Silverwood

TONGA (22)
Tries: Glen Fisiiahi, Jason Taumalolo, Konrad Hurrell, Jorge Taufua
Field Goals: Pat Politoni (0/1)
Conversions: Samisoni Langi (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Samisoni Langi (1/1)

COOK ISLANDS (16)
Tries: Chris Taripo (3)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chris Taripo (2/3)
Penalty Goals:



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