30 Jul 2015

Sport: Tonga rugby team overwhelms USA

11:12 am on 30 July 2015

Round three of the Pacific Nations rugby tournament has kicked with Tonga comprehensively defeating the USA.

Both teams came in to the match with one win and one loss and were playing for points towards the finals series.

The 'Ikale Tahi were also looking to repeat the result of last years match against the USA Eagles in Kingsholm.

Tonga rugby

Tonga rugby Photo: Supplied

Tonga put the pressure on early and never let up throughout the game.

Both wings got in on the scoring action with Fetu'u Vainikolo bagging a double and Telusa Veainu getting over the line.

Impressive kicking from first-five Kurt Morath also led the way towards their 33-19 victory.

Morath's boot set up the first of Vainikolo's tries with an expert chip kick leading to the Exeter speedster slicing through the defence.