Nov 10, 2013 at 4pm UK at ‚ÄčMangweni Stadium
Tonga
16-0
Italy
Foster, Manu, Terepo
FT

Result: Tonga battle for win against Italy

Konrad Hurrell of Tonga scores a first half try during the Rugby League World Cup GroupC/D match between Tonga and Cook Islands at Leigh Sports Village on November 5, 2013
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Tonga overcome Italy 16-0 which means that Scotland go through to face New Zealand in the next round.

Tonga have beaten Italy in the Rugby League World Cup, which means that Scotland have advanced to the next round of the competition.

The first half was an intense battle, with neither side able to break through.

However, Tonga did put the first points on the scoreboard with a penalty after 40 minutes. The first try came shortly after as Tonga began to take control.

Italy failed to find a way back into the match early in the second half, but they defended stoutly, and when they did attack, Tonga showed similar strength in defence.

Daniel Foster then powered his way through the Italian defence for 12-0.

Despite some good Italian pressure, they were unable to find the finishing touch to go with their hard work.

Tonga continued to stand resolute as the second half drew to a close and added to the scoreline with a late try.

Fuifui Moimoi of Tonga is tackled by Dael Ferguson of Scotland during the Rugby League World Cup Group C match between Tonga and Scotland on October 29, 2013
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