80:00
Sat 18 November 2017
AMI Stadium - Crowd: 8309
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It is Fulltime! Lebanon have gone so close to an almighty upset, going down 24-22 to Tonga. Stay tuned for the 3,2,1's and Match Report @LeagueUnlimited.

Tonga 24-22

78

UNFORCED ERROR LEBANON: Michael Lichaa makes an unforced error.

Michael Lichaa knocks on trying to clean up a Mitchell Moses offload. Tonga slowing things down.

Tonga 24-22

77

Penalty Lebanon - Anthony Layoun throws the ball into Siliva Havili and gets the penalty. The Cedars on halfway now!

Tonga 24-22

76

Nick Kassis knocks on after a flat ball from Robbie Farah. Tonga off the hook and have a scrum on halfway.

Tonga 24-22

75

UNFORCED ERROR TONGA: Tuimoala Lolohea makes an unforced error.

Tuimoala Lolohea puts it out on the full! Lebanon scrum 40m from their own line.

Tonga 24-22

74

Mitchell Moses puts a superb kick which leaves Daniel Tupou a metre from his own line on Tackle 1. Tonga are very nervous!

Tonga 24-22

73

Penalty Lebanon - Mitchell Moses defuses a grubber close to the line and then Manu Ma'u is penalised for not releasing. Lebanon find the line just short of halfway.

Tonga 24-22

71

UNFORCED ERROR LEBANON: Robbie Farah makes an unforced error.

Michael Lichaa gets an offload away to Robbie Farah but he is crunched and loses the ball. Tongan scrum on halfway.

Tonga 24-22

70

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION LEBANON: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

Mitchell Moses lands it 10m in from the touchline and Tonga lead 24-22.

Tonga 24-22

68

TRY LEBANON: Scored by Abbas Miski. Kick to come.

Abbas Miski scores in the corner after some fantastic offloads from the Cedars! Farah and Moses again involved! Tonga lead 24-20 kick to come.

Tonga 24-20

67

Penalty Lebanon - Moses finds the line 10m out. Here it is for the Cedars!

Tonga 24-16

66

Mitchell Moses chips over the top but William Hopoate puts his body on the line to save the day. Tongan ball on halfway.

Tonga 24-16

64

UNFORCED ERROR LEBANON: Robbie Farah makes an unforced error.

The Cedars on the attack and Robbie Farah loses his way and throws a loose pass which is picked up by Ben Murdoch-Masila. Off the hook!

Tonga 24-16

63

Penalty Lebanon - Against Konrad Hurrell for holding onto the man playing the ball. Lebanon over halfway now.

Tonga 24-16

61

Ata Hingano rolls the ball in the in goal on the last and Tonga get a repeat set. Dropout Lebanon.

Tonga 24-16

59

Penalty Tonga - Against Jamie Clark for trying to strip the ball off Jason Taumalolo and Tonga are on the attack 20m out!

Tonga 24-16

58

UNFORCED ERROR LEBANON: Ahmad Ellaz makes an unforced error.

Ahmad Ellaz is crunched 10m from the line. Bit of a hospital pass from Farah. Tonga scrum.

Tonga 24-16

57

UNFORCED ERROR TONGA: Andrew Fifita makes an unforced error.

Jason Taumalolo charges through followed by Andrew Fifita but Fifita knocks on! Lebanon scrum 40m out.

Tonga 24-16

56

Mitchell Moses slices through yet again and looks for his supports but can't find it and he is tackled inches short! Tongan scrum 10m out from their own line.

Tonga 24-16

55

Penalty Lebanon - Tonga inside the 10m. They find the line 30m out from their own line.

Tonga 24-16

53

SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL TONGA: Penalty goal attempt by Ata Hingano successful.

Ata Hingano extends the lead to 8pts. Tonga lead 24-16.

Tonga 24-16

51

Penalty Tonga - Against Ahmad Ellaz for not rolling off Sika Manu after the referee has called held. Gift two points 25m out. Kick to come.

Tonga 22-16

49

UNFORCED ERROR TONGA: Ukuma Ta'ai makes an unforced error.

Ukuma Ta'ai knocks on after being rushed in defence by Mitchell Moses. Lebanese scrum 35m from their own line.

Tonga 22-16

46

Tonga on the attack close to the line and they are tackled on the last. Again great scrambling defence from the Cedars!

Tonga 22-16

46

VIDEO REF - NO TRY - Adam Doueihi steams onto a superb inside ball from Mitchell Moses to score but it is ruled no try for obstruction from Ray Moujalli on Ukuma Ta'ai. Very tough call for Lebanon.

Tonga 22-16

44

UNFORCED ERROR TONGA: Sione Katoa makes an unforced error.

Tonga attack on the last but Sione Katoa knocks on. Great defence from the Cedars! Lebanon scrum 15m out from their own line.

Tonga 22-16

42

Tuimoala Lolohea rolls the ball in goal on the last and Travis Robinson bats the ball dead. Dropout Lebanon.

Tonga 22-16

40

We are underway in the Second Half!

Tonga 22-16

40

It is Halftime and Tonga lead 22-16 in the Quarter Final after getting off to a flyer. The Cedars however just won't go away and are right in the hunt at the break. Stay tuned for all the 2nd Half action @LeagueUnlimited!

Tonga 22-16

40

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION LEBANON: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses unsuccessful.

Mitchell Moses misses from the sideline, score remains 22-16.

Tonga 22-16

39

TRY LEBANON: Scored by Abbas Miski. Kick to come.

VIDEO REF - Lebanon keep it alive on the 4th tackle and Anthony Layoun puts a kick behind the line which bounces for Abbas Miski who gets it down inches inside the in goal! What a try! Tonga lead 22-16 kick to come.

Tonga 22-16

38

Penalty Lebanon - Tonga taking an age to get off Anthony Layoun close to the line. The Cedars take the tap.

Tonga 22-12

37

Great kick on the last by Anthony Layoun who steps back on the inside close to the line. He rolls it in goal and Ata Hingano is tackled. Dropout Tonga.

Tonga 22-12

36

Tonga again target Lebanon in the air and Daniel Tupou is tackled close to the line.

Tonga 22-12

34

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION TONGA: Conversion attempt by Ata Hingano successful.

Ata Hingano converts and Tonga now lead 22-12.

Tonga 22-12

32

TRY TONGA: Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

David Fusitua leaps high on the last off a great kick from Ata Hingano and scores! Tonga hit straight back and lead 20-12 kick to come.

Tonga 20-12

29

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION LEBANON: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

Mitchell Moses narrows the gap and Tonga lead 16-12.

Tonga 16-12

29

TRY LEBANON: Scored by James Elias. Kick to come.

VIDEO REF - TRY - Mitchell Moses is rushed on the last by the Tongan defence but he slices through! He then kicks inside but the ball is deflected off Jason Taumalolo and rolls in goal. Moses rushes through with Sika Manu but they both miss the ball and James Elias scores! Tonga lead 16-10, kick to come.

Tonga 16-10

28

Adam Doueihi is down after making a try saving tackle on Konrad Hurrell. Looks to be a wrist injury, however he is ok.

Tonga 16-6

26

Penalty Tonga - Daniel Tupou impeded as he raced through to contest a bomb close to the line on the last - coach killer! Tonga take the tap close to the line.

Tonga 16-6

26

VIDEO REF - NO TRY - Lebanon again attack down the left hand side, however Konrad Hurrell has put Anthony Layoun into touch. Touch in goal, so a 20m re-start to Tonga.

Tonga 16-6

25

Penalty Lebanon as Andrew Fifita rushes out of the line to get a hit on Robbie Farah but he hits him a little high. Lebanon on the attack!

Tonga 16-6

23

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION TONGA: Conversion attempt by Ata Hingano successful.

Ata Hingano lands the conversion. Tonga lead 16-6.

Tonga 16-6

21

TRY TONGA: Scored by William Hopoate. Kick to come.

William Hopoate scores after Andrew Fifita offloads off the ground after slipping in the lead up. Tonga lead 14-6 kick to come 10m in from touch on the right hand side.

Tonga 14-6

20

Penalty Tonga - Lebanon hands in the ruck and Jason Taumalolo takes the tap.

Tonga 10-6

19

A huge run by Jason Taumalolo who is brought down 20m out and then Tuimoala Lolohea puts a kick in goal and Anthony Layoun is tackled. Dropout Lebanon.

Tonga 10-6

18

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION TONGA: Conversion attempt by Ata Hingano unsuccessful.

Ata Hingano from the sideline misses the conversion. Score remains 10-6 to Tonga.

Tonga 10-6

18

TRY TONGA: Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

Tonga shift the ball to the left hand side and Hurrell picks up a deflected pass and again puts David Fusitua in some space and he puts the ball down spectacularly inside the corner post. Tonga lead 10-6, kick to come.

Tonga 10-6

16

Mitchell Moses puts a bomb on the last but the towering Daniel Tupou takes it with ease. Tonga have the ball 15m from their own line.

6 all

14

UNFORCED ERROR TONGA: Andrew Fifita makes an unforced error.

Andrew Fifita loses the ball trying to get a quick play the ball. Lebanon scrum 20m from their own line.

6 all

12

Penalty Tonga - Alex Twal takes too long to get off the attacking player. Tonga find the line on halfway.

6 all

11

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION LEBANON: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

Mitchell Moses adds the extras and it is 6 all at Christchurch.

6 all

10

TRY LEBANON: Scored by Adam Doueihi. Kick to come.

Robbie Farah and Mitchell Moses combine to shift the ball to the left hand side and quick hands from Anthony Layoun puts Adam Doueihi over for the Cedars first try! 6-4 Tonga kick to come.

Tonga 6-4

8

Great grubber on the last by Mitchell Moses who rolls the ball in goal on the last which forces a repeat set. Dropout Tonga.

Tonga 6-0

6

Penalty Lebanon - Tonga offside on the kick chase on the fifth tackle. The Cedars have the ball 40m from the line.

Tonga 6-0

4

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION TONGA: Conversion attempt by Ata Hingano successful.

Ata Hingano adds the extras and it is a great start from Tonga who lead 6-0.

Tonga 6-0

3

TRY TONGA: Scored by Tuimoala Lolohea. Kick to come.

Tuimoala Lolohea scores the first try after Konrad Hurrell puts David Fusitua away down the left edge, Fusitua then finds Lolohea back on the inside with a composed pass for the five-eighth to score under the posts. 4-0 Tonga, kick to come.

Tonga 4-0

1

Tuimoala Lolohea puts a bomb up on the last to test Anthony Layoun, however he takes it on the full in goal and it is a 20 metre re-start to Lebanon.

0 all

We are underway at AMI Stadium in Christchurch! And the ball bounces just short of Mitchell Moses and bounces back towards Tonga, however Lebanon regain possession.

Welcome to Christchurch for the World Cup Quarter Final clash between Tonga and Lebanon. The winner of this match moves one step closer to the World Cup Final, with the loser heading home.
Tonga have some late changes with Sam Moa and Sio Taukeiaho out of the side, with Joe Ofahengaue starting in the front row in jersey #19 and former Warrior Ukuma Ta’ai coming onto the interchange bench in jersey #18.
Lebanon has no changes and are 1-17.
Tonga pulled off the upset of the tournament so far last week, when they defeated the Kiwis in a historic victory, and therefore go into the match as red hot favourites. Lebanon however have nothing to lose as they appear in the country’s first ever World Cup Quarter Final.
Kickoff not far away, so stay tuned for all the action coming up @LeagueUnlimited!

Referees:

Referees: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Robert Hicks, Dave Munro

Video Referee: Ashley Klein

TONGA (24)
Tries: Tuimoala Lolohea, David Fusitua (2), William Hopoate
Field Goals:
Conversions: Ata Hingano (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Ata Hingano (1/1)

LEBANON (22)
Tries: Adam Doueihi, James Elias, Abbas Miski (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (3/4)
Penalty Goals: