Rugby Union


Heading to the semis? Pablo Matera on the charge for the Pumas.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Argentina beat Tonga

Argentina all but secured their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals as they subdued Tonga's physicality and flair to claim a 45-16 bonus-point victory in Leicester on Sunday.

Scotland crush Tonga in five-try rout

Alex Dunbar scores for Scotland.

Scotland ran in five tries and conceded none for an emphatic 37-12 win over Tonga at Kilmarnock on Saturday, the first test involving a major rugby nation to be played on an artificial pitch.

Tonga snatch draw with Samoa

Samoan skipper David Lemi.

Underdogs Tonga snatched an 18-18 draw in injury time against Samoa to launch the Pacific Nations Cup tournament in dramatic fashion in Apia on Saturday.

Canada beats Tonga to stretch Cup lead

The Tongan team performs the Sipi Tau before kick-off.

James Pritchard scored a try and went 7-for-7 on penalty kicks and conversions to spark Canada over Tonga 36-27 in a Pacific Nations Cup rugby match on a rainy Saturday at Queen's University.

Tonga crushes Japan's tite hopes

Paula Kaho evades a tackle by Japan's fullback Ayumu Goromaru.

Pacific Nations Cup holders Japan saw their hopes of retaining the title extinguished as they crashed to Tonga 24-20 on Sunday in Tokyo.

Ashley-Cooper named for Waratahs trial

Wallabies utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper will play his first senior game for the Waratahs.

Star recruit Adam Ashley-Cooper will make his first appearance for NSW when the Waratahs host Tonga in pre-season trial at the Sydney Football Stadium on Friday night.

Tongan triumph leaves French in disarray

French rugby team coach, Marc Lievremont.

WELLINGTON: France coach Marc Lievremont said his side's Rugby World Cup loss to Tonga left him with a sense of ''deep personal failure'', but he also had harsh words for his players.