- Group D: Tonga 32-6 Wales
- Wales fall short but predominantly part-time team impress
Two games, two wins and qualification for the Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals assured. To that end, it is job done for Tonga in the opening 10 days of the tournament, but it would also be safe to assume we are still expecting a little bit more from a nation some believe can go all the way this year.
Kristian Woolf’s side were perhaps fortunate they escaped their opening game against Papua New Guinea with a victory. They were once again tested here, this time by a gallant Wales side made up predominantly of part-time players with day jobs away from this tournament. In truth, the Tongan team were somewhat underwhelming again, even if the scoreline does not quite suggest so.
Written by Aaron Bower at the Totally Wicked Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/24/tonga-wales-rugby-league-world-cup-match-report under the title “Daniel Tupou takes Tonga into World Cup quarter-finals with win over Wales”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.