13 Apr 2007

Tonga takes its first tumble at the IRB under 19 rugby World Champs

10:29 am on 13 April 2007

Tonga has continued its seesaw battle with Italy at the IRB under 19 rugby world championship.

Its lost its Division B game 8-6 to the Europeans.

Last year Tonga had a win while they shared the victories when they met twice in 2005's world championship

Earlier Chinese Taipei snatched a 10-10 draw with the Cook Islands after a last minute try

Both sides are still searching for their first wins at the Championship.

The tournament's first draw means that both sides can finish no higher than ninth in Division B, having accumulated only two points from their three pool matches in Northern Ireland.