Rugby Union World Cup 2015 Highlights & Tries Tonga v Georgia 19 September 2015
Rugby World Cup 2015
Twickenham Stadium (London)
Game of Rugby World Cup 2015. In this match Tonga national rugby union team play with Georgia national rugby union team.
Georgia overcame a deficit of five places in the world rankings to see off Tonga 17-10 at Kingsholm after a heavyweight clash in Pool C, which also features RWC 2015 favourites New Zealand.
The Tongans edged ahead with an early penalty from Kurt Morath. Merab Kvirikashvili levelled, at 3-3, with another penalty, inspiring a sustained spell of pressure which culminated in a try for Mamuka Gorgodze. Georgia's giant number eight and captain stretched out a long arm to score beside the posts after 28 minutes following a TMO review.
Tonga thought they had scored a try a minute before half-time but referee Nigel Owens ruled that the pass to Salesi Ma'afu had been forward.
Georgia extended their lead to 17-3 in the 57th minutewhen flanker Giorgi Tkhilaishvili finished off a move that he had helped instigate with a try close to the left touchline which Kvirikashvili converted.
Tonga responded with a furious assault on the Georgia line but suffered more disappointment as Siale Piutau failed to ground a grubber kick. Fetu'u Vainikolo scored a converted try in the corner to cut the lead to seven points but they could not add to it.