25 Nov 2012

Tonga score historic win over Scotland

7:44 am on 25 November 2012

Tonga has won its first-ever full rugby international in Europe and put Scotland coach Andy Robinson's job on the line, the Pacific Islanders triumphing 21-15 in Aberdeen.

Having been hammered by the superpowers of the southern hemisphere in a disastrous autumn series, few would have imagined the Scots could slump even lower to claim a mini wooden spoon.

But the fired-up Tongans took Aberdeen by storm to claim their first-ever test triumph on the European stage and inflict what Scottish media are calling the most humiliating defeat in their history.

The islanders bagged the only two tries in a frantic encounter - with the home brigade failing to impose any real authority.

And with Scotland also facing a nightmare World Cup draw thanks to their recent dreadful displays, Murrayfield chiefs must now decide if Robinson is the right man to stay at the helm for the Six Nations campaign.