USA 19-31 Tonga: Siale Piutau scores on final appearance as Ikale Tahi sign off with win

USA vs Tonga
World Cup
6:45am Sunday 13th October

Tonga came from behind at half-time to procure a 31-19 win and avoid finishing bottom of Rugby World Cup Pool C.
Two tries from substitute Mike Teo saw the Eagles take a 12-7 lead into the period but scores after the break from Malietoa Hingano, Siale Piutau and Telusa Veainu ensured Tonga ended their contest on a high.
It was Tonga who started the scoring through a Siegfried Fisiihoi try after 16 minutes because their pressure advised. Winger Viliami Lolohea broke obvious and Fisiihoi chose to go over, if he was hauled metres down from the lineup.
However, the USA rallied with two attempts in five minutes space in Teo. Cam Dolan flicked the ball to Teo in distance out the back of his hand before the ball was worked to complete in the corner, and the winger conducted in beneath articles.
Tonga took the lead after 61 minutes after Veainu cracked on the surface, chased his own kick and then hammering the ball on for Lolohea, who fed Hingano.
Tonga extended their edge with their third attempt. After he broke clean the ball was taken by sione Kalamafoni from Fisiihoi and the ball had been spread left to jump over.
Tony Lamborn burrowed over from close range as the USA hit but Tonga ensured the bonus point with their fourth try right.

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