- Pool B: Scotland 45-17 Tonga
- Scots’ quarter-final hopes still alive as Tonga pick up red card
It could certainly be said that Scotland were dealt a bad hand when you consider the Pool B draw combined with its scheduling. But it’s all about controlling the controllables, so coaches say, and the possibility remains that Gregor Townsend’s men will play their unforgiving cards remarkably well.
This sunny and largely satisfying victory against game opponents means another bonus-point win, against Romania in Lille next Saturday, sets up a decisive clash against Ireland in Paris on 7 October.
Written by Luke McLaughlin at the Stade de Nice
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/sep/24/scotland-tonga-rugby-world-cup-match-report under the title “Finn Russell helps Scotland overcome physical Tonga in bonus-point win”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.