Scotland Keep Their Hopes Alive in World Cup Quarter Finals

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Scots Team
Scots Team (Credits: The Scotsman)

Scotland’s Rugby Team won by 45-17 over the Tonga team. On Sunday, the hopes were kept alive to make it to the World Cup quarter-finals. Scotland lost 18-3 to the defending champions team South Africa in the first game.

Five points need to be earned to stay in the tournament. It was achieved by half-time through a perfect start. Skipper Jamie Ritchie was taken out of the field due to a head injury.

The assessment after the tackle by Afusipa Taumoepaev made Tongan Winger lucky enough to escape with the yellow card. A world number one team, Ireland tops the pool with 14 points after a 13-8 defeat of South Africa, who have 10 points. Scotland now has five points and looks to earn against Romania in Lille on 30 September.

The match against the Irish at the side’s final pool is on 7th October in Paris. Scotland Team Winger Julian Van der Merwe says that, to be honest, it was tough out there the first half an hour.

I have never been high like that before. Tonga’s team coach also said that he could not question the boy’s efforts. They tried their hard. Scotland’s team is on the good side. They control the possession and territory. That made all the difference.

Scotland team
Scotland team (Credits: TNT Sports)

Scotland’s Play in the Match

Kinghorn gave Scotland the best start possible in the match. It outstripped the defense in the foot race through the kick into space. His attempt to ground the ball over the line fell short.

Scotland also took the lead moments later on. Finn Russell also scored. William Havili also pulled back a penalty for the Tonga team. They lost their tournament opener to Ireland 59-16. The former Tonga and New Zealand rugby league have proved to be a handful in the opening quarter of the match.

It also bumped twice off the opposing number. Gregor Townsend’s side scored seven tries by hooker Geroge Turner. Tonga also scored the tries by Wing Solomone Kata and prop Ben Tameifuna.

But now they should defeat South Africa in the upcoming match to progress ahead. Scotland’s team made a strong start. The team also went ahead in the 15th minute when the hooker turner pushed the following with Fin Russell, who added extras to the score.

Scots dominance over Tonga Team

The Tonga team also responded well. After the trial, Scotland regained the control 10-7. With help of Van der merwe, steyn and darge. Scotland maintains their 14-point lead over Tonga throughout the mid-second half. But the Scotland team reasserted themselves when the substitute player Horne touched down after the brilliant play of Van der Merwe was set up.

Russell also converted a little over 10 minutes. Scotland’s team had 50 tries when Kinghorn got into his play. The bonus point victory of the Scotland over Tonga. The Scots player have kept their composure and showcased their attacking quality to get themselves a foot in the pool B side.

Scotland cut it through the powerful Tongan defense. Their performance was decent enough. The Tongan team was reduced to 14 points for the second time when the Fifita clobbered Russell with the no-arms challenge.

Graham also ran in from the long way out. To jot down the game’s last phase. The second fly-half player, Finn Russell, also said that it was a decent enough performance. But we need to get better to stay in the competition beyond the group stage.


By Michael Smith

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