Playing in San Sebastian, Spain at Estadio Anoeta, Tonga took an early lead and was able to hang on in the second half to defeat the USA Eagles, 20-17.
In an echo of last week’s match against Romania, the Eagles started slowly and, despite “winning” the second half, could not overcome that slow start.
There were plenty of signs of worry for the Eagles early as poor territorial kicking gave Tonga... Read More
Following a disappointing effort against Tonga in the final game of group play at the Pacific Nations Cup, the USA Eagles will look to finish the tournament on a high note against North American rival Canada on Monday in Burnaby, British Columbia.
The Eagles’ effort was futile against a strong Tonga team in a 33-19 loss on Wednesday. Ahead of the match, Eagles head coach Mike Tolkin changed up... Read More
The USA Eagles were outmatched and outperformed by the Tonga Sea Eagles, and fell 33-19 in their final match of group play at the Pacific Nations Cup.
Fetu’u Vanikolo scored two tries for Tonga, and Kurt Morath added three penalty goals. The Eagles did not get across the try line until very late in the match, but got some help from Folau Niua, who kicked three penalty goals. It was the hottest... Read More