Rugby World Cup , Pool A - Wellington, 1 October 2011, 18:00 local, 05:00 GMT
France (6) 14 - 19 (13) Tonga (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
1 3 - 0

PENALTY FOR FRANCE!!! Yachvili gets France on the scoreboard early on with a confidently struck penalty

6 3 - 3

PENALTY FOR TONGA!! Kurt Morath slots the extras with a confident strike for Maka's men

23 6 - 3

PENALTY FOR FRANCE!!!! Yachvili keeps the scoreboard ticking over with an easy three points

26 6 - 8

Try for Tonga!!!!!Unbelievable - Tonga over the tryline - Kurt Morath tries the cross kick and Hufanga crashes over - all down to the halfbacks there as Moa and Morath orchestrate their attack brilliantly

28 6 - 10

Morath - conversion

35 6 - 13

PENALTY FOR TONGA!!!! Morath slots the extra three and Tonga have some breathing space

49 9 - 13

PENALTY FOR FRANCE!!! Dimitri Yachvili slots the penalty to reduce the deficit

64

The French centre is penalised for a dangerous tackle

66 9 - 16

Morath makes amends for his earlier misses stretching their lead to seven

72 9 - 19

Not too sure why Tonga are taking the points instead of going for the four try bonus but they have a ten point advantage

80+1 14 - 19

Clerc dives into the corner for the all important try. France are in the quarter-finals but questions will have to be asked of Lievremont's men

Timeline

Time France  Score  Tonga
0 start of first half start of first half
1 Yachvili - penalty goal 3 - 0
6 Barcella - sub on
Poux - sub off
3 - 3 Morath - penalty goal
10 Vahafolau - sub on
Maka - sub off
19 Poux - sub on
Barcella - sub off
23 Yachvili - penalty goal 6 - 3
24 Maka - sub on
Vahafolau - sub off
26 6 - 8 Hufanga - try
28 6 - 10 Morath - conversion
35 6 - 13 Morath - penalty goal
38 Hufanga - yellow card
40 end of first half end of first half
Vahafolau - sub on
Maka - sub off
Pulu - sub off
'Aulika - sub on
40 start of second half
Barcella - sub on
Ducalcon - sub off
start of second half
45 Ducalcon - sub on
Poux - sub off
47 Taumalolo - sub on
Tonga'uiha - sub off
49 Yachvili - penalty goal
Szarzewski - sub on
Servat - sub off
Harinordoquy - sub on
Lakafia - sub off
9 - 13
57 Tuineau - sub on
Hehea - sub off
58 Estebanez - sub on
Rougerie - sub off
Trinh-Duc - sub on
Parra - sub off
61 Fatafehi - sub on
Ma'ilei - sub off
64 Estebanez - yellow card
66 Pape - sub off
Pierre - sub on
9 - 16 Morath - penalty goal
72 9 - 19 Morath - penalty goal
Hufanga - sub off
Palu - sub on
75 Heymans - sub on
Palisson - sub off
80+1 Clerc - try 14 - 19
80+2 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
82

Notes

 
Result Tonga won by a margin of 5 points
Rugby World Cup points Tonga 4, France 1 (1 losing bonus)
 
Ground name Westpac Stadium, Wellington (neutral venue)
Attendance 32763
 
Referee SR Walsh (Australia)
 
France Test debuts none
Tonga Test debuts none

Teams

France Tonga
Tries Clerc (80) Tries Hufanga (26)
Cons none Cons Morath (28)
Pens Yachvili (1, 23, 49) Pens Morath (6, 35, 66, 72)

Match stats

France   Tonga
1 Tries 1
0 from 1 Conversion goals 1 from 1
3 from 3 Penalty goals 4 from 8
75.0% Kick at goal success 55.6%
0 Dropped goals 0 (1 missed)
Kick/pass/run
25 Kicks from hand 28
106 Passes 112
85 Runs 121
366 Metres run with ball 490
Attacking
45% Possession 55%
43% Territory 57%
1 Clean breaks 4
17 Defenders beaten 15
11 Offloads 6
63 from 67 (94.0%) Rucks won 92 from 94 (97.9%)
1 from 1 (100.0%) Mauls won 1 from 1 (100.0%)
14 Turnovers conceded 15
Defensive
123/15 Tackles made/missed 68/17
89.1% Tackling success rate 80.0%
Set pieces
10 won, 1 lost (90.9%) Scrums on own feed 4 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
5 won, 2 lost (71.4%) Lineouts on own throw 6 won, 1 lost (85.7%)
Discipline
12 Penalties conceded 10
1/0 Yellow/red cards 1/0

Fra stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Medard 0/0 0 4/6/7 90 0 6 2 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Clerc 1/0 5 0/0/5 15 0 0 0 0 6/0 0/0 1 0/0
C Rougerie 0/0 0 0/5/3 21 0 2 1 2 6/1 0/0 1 0/0
C Mermoz 0/1 0 1/5/8 30 1 2 2 2 9/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Palisson 0/0 0 2/3/6 27 0 2 4 2 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Parra 0/0 0 5/16/5 18 0 1 0 1 5/1 0/0 1 0/0
SH Yachvili 0/0 9 7/49/3 26 0 0 0 1 7/0 1/0 2 0/0
P Poux 0/0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 0 4/2 0/0 1 0/0
H Servat 0/0 0 0/2/6 10 0 1 0 1 5/2 0/0 1 0/0
P Ducalcon 0/0 0 1/2/4 10 0 0 0 0 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
L Pape 0/0 0 0/3/8 6 0 0 0 0 12/0 1/0 0 0/0
L Nallet 0/0 0 0/2/5 0 0 0 0 0 12/3 0/1 0 0/0
F Dusautoir 0/0 0 0/1/6 31 0 1 0 1 13/0 0/0 0 0/0
F Bonnaire 0/0 0 0/1/3 10 0 1 1 1 9/2 3/0 0 0/0
N8 Lakafia 0/0 0 0/4/8 28 0 0 1 1 6/0 0/0 1 0/0
(H) Szarzewski 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Barcella 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 7/1 0/0 1 0/0
(L) Pierre 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(N8) Harinordoquy 0/0 0 0/2/5 44 0 1 0 1 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Trinh-Duc 0/0 0 1/3/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Estebanez 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 1 1/0
(W) Heymans 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

Tonga stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Lilo 0/0 0 6/6/10 100 0 0 0 2 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Iongi 0/0 0 1/0/5 26 0 1 0 2 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Piutau 0/0 0 0/1/4 22 1 2 0 2 5/2 0/0 0 0/0
C Ma'ilei 0/0 0 0/0/5 5 0 1 0 2 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Hufanga 1/0 5 0/1/7 52 0 2 1 0 4/0 0/0 2 1/0
FH Morath 0/1 14 9/18/3 4 0 0 0 1 2/2 0/0 0 0/0
SH Moa 0/0 0 8/61/8 58 1 2 1 1 2/1 0/1 0 0/0
P Tonga'uiha 0/0 0 0/1/9 21 0 0 2 0 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
H Lutui 0/0 0 0/4/17 13 0 1 0 0 6/1 0/0 0 0/0
P Pulu 0/0 0 0/0/3 0 0 0 0 0 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
L Lokotui 0/0 0 0/2/4 0 0 0 1 0 5/0 3/0 1 0/0
L Hehea 0/0 0 0/3/6 3 0 0 0 1 5/2 0/0 1 0/0
F Kalamafoni 0/0 0 0/0/11 27 0 1 0 2 10/3 0/0 0 0/0
F Maka 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
N8 Ma'afu 0/0 0 1/5/11 81 2 3 0 2 6/2 2/0 1 0/0
(P) Taumalolo 0/0 0 0/2/6 4 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
(P) 'Aulika 0/0 0 0/1/7 22 0 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Tuineau 0/0 0 0/1/2 7 0 0 0 0 0/0 1/0 0 0/0
(F) Vahafolau 0/0 0 0/1/2 33 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Palu 0/0 0 0/5/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Fatafehi 0/0 0 0/0/1 12 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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