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England beat Tonga to reach final of Rugby League World Cup for first time in 22 years

England beat Tonga to reach final of Rugby League World Cup for first time in 22 years

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England withstood a dramatic late fightback from a passionate Tonga to reach their first World Cup final for 22 years.Prolific winger Jermaine McGillvary scored for the 10th game in a row to put his side on their way to a 20-0 lead but England were hanging on grimly by the end after the Pacific Islanders, roared on by a fervent following of more than 25,000 fans, scored three converted tries in the last seven minutes.Tonga might have snatched it in the dying seconds when prop Andrew Fifita went on a charge for the line only to lose the ball in the tackle and England clung on for a pulsating 20-18 victory.It may get tougher for England on the pitch when they face holders Australia in Brisbane next Saturday but at least they will not have to contend with a cauldron-like atmosphere generated ...
2019 Rugby World Cup: Fiji qualify with victory over Tonga

2019 Rugby World Cup: Fiji qualify with victory over Tonga

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Fiji players celebrateSaturday, July 8, 2017Fiji have secured their spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.Saturday's 14-10 victory over Tonga in Nuku'alofa, thanks to Leone Nakarawa's try and three Ben Volavola penalties, saw Fiji confirmed as the top Oceania qualifier and they will now join Australia, Wales and Georgia in Group D at Japan 2019.The last remaining spot in the group will be taken by the winner of the Americas 2 qualifier, which will be either Canada or Uruguay.Let's block ads! (Why?)