2005 Tonga rugby union tour of Italy and France

The 2005 Tonga rugby union tour of Italy and France was a series of hour matches played in November 2005 in Italy and France by Tonga national rugby union team.

2005 Tonga rugby union tour of Italy and France
Summary
P W D L
Total
04 01 00 03
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 Italy
1 0 0 1
 France
1 0 0 1

It was a tour with heavy losses, with only a victory in the opening match with the Italian second team.

ResultsEdit

8 November 2005
Italy A   27–33   Tonga XV

12 November 2005
Italy   48–0[1][2]   Tonga
Try: Bergamasco 2, Bortolami 2
Canale, Sole 2
Con: Pez 5
Pen: Pez
Stadio Lungobisenzio, Prato
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Matt Goddard  

Italy: 15.Ezio Galon, 14.Mirco Bergamasco, 13.Gonzalo Canale, 12.Cristian Stoica, 11.Ludovico Nitoglia, 10.Ramiro Pez, 9.Paul Griffen, 8.Josh Sole, 7.Aaron Persico, 6.Sergio Parisse, 5.Marco Bortolami (capt.), 4.Carlo Del Fava, 3.Carlos Nieto, 2.Carlo Festuccia, 1.Andrea Lo Cicero, – replacements: 16.Matias Aguero, 17.Fabio Ongaro, 18.Valerio Bernabò, 19.Alessandro Zanni, 20.Luciano Orquera, 21.Maurizio Zaffiri, 22.Pablo Canavosio
Tonga: 15.Sila Va'enuku, 14.Suka Hufanga, 13.Sione Tuipulotu, 12.Rodney Mahe, 11.Salesi Finau, 10.Fangatapu 'Apikotoa, 9.Soane Havea, 8.Chris Hala'ufia, 7.Viliami Vaki (capt.), 6.Ma'ama Molitika, 5.Milton Ngauamo, 4.Inoke Afeaki, 3.Tonga Lea'aetoa, 2.Ephraim Taukafa, 1.Soane Tonga'uiha, – replacements: 16.Vili Ma'asi, 17.Peni Fakalelu, 18.Fakataha Molitika, 19.Ueleni Fono, 21.Sikuti Vunipola, 22.Keni FisilauNo entry: 20.Sioeli Nau


19 November 2005
France   43–8[3]   Tonga
Try: Clerc 2, Jauzion
Lievremont, Rougerie
Con: Yachvili 3
Pen: Yachvili 4
Try: Vaki
Drop: Tuipulotu
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Robert Dickson  

France: 15.Julien Laharrague, 14.Aurelien Rougerie, 13.David Marty, 12.Thomas Castaignede, 11.Vincent Clerc, 10.Yann Delaigue, 9.Dimitri Yachvili, 8.Sebastien Chabal, 7.Julien Bonnaire, 6.Yannick Nyanga, 5.Jerome Thion (capt), 4.Gregory Lamboley, 3.Sylvain Marconnet, 2.Raphael Ibanez, 1.Olivier Milloud, – replacements: 16.Sebastien Bruno, 17.Pieter de Villiers, 18.Lionel Nallet, 20.Thomas Lievremont, 21.Frederic Michalak, 22.Yannick JauzionNo entry : 19.Remy Martin
Tonga: 15.Sione Tuipulotu, 14.Pila Fifita, 13.Suka Hufanga, 12.Andrew Mailei, 11.Salesi Finau, 10.Elisi Vunipola, 9.Sioeli Nau, 8.Chris Hala'ufia, 7.Rodney Mahe, 6.Viliami Vaki (capt.), 5.Milton Ngauamo, 4.Fakataha Molitika, 3.Tonga Lea'aetoa, 2.Ephraim Taukafa, 1.Soane Tonga'uiha, – replacements: 16.Vili Ma'asi, 17.Alani Maka, 18.Talite Vaioleti, 19.Ueleni Fono, 20.Soane Havea, 21.Fangatapu 'Apikotoa, 22.Epi Taione


26 November 2005
France A   39–19   Tonga XV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby, l'Italia travolge Tonga. Sette mete degli azzurri: 48–0" (in Italian). la repubblica. 12 November 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2005.
  2. ^ "Tonga make changes to face France". CNN. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  3. ^ "France beats Tonga in rugby Test". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 November 2005. Retrieved 8 January 2022.