18 Sep 2007

Tonga come out of epic battle unscathed

9:23 am on 18 September 2007

Tonga trainer, Australian Brian Hopley says there are no major injury issues after yesterday's Rugby World Cup win against Samoa which has the Sea Eagles eyeing a possible Cup quarterfinal.

Hopley says being able to play for 80 minutes used to be a problem for Tonga.

He says when he first joined the team it trained three times a day to get the fitness up

Hopley says teams used to overrun Tonga in the last 20 minutes of a game but that's not happening anymore.

Tonga will play Pool A leader South Africa this weekend in Lens