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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

81'
Conversion

Ross Byrne converts the try.

81'
Try

Ireland are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Rob Herring picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

79'

This is dangerous for the defence as Mack Hansen bursts through to advance the Ireland attack.

77'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Fine Inisi getting some game time.

70'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Solomone Kata being replaced.

70'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Semisi Paea getting some game time.

70'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Leva Fifita being replaced.

70'
Conversion

The Ireland supporters go wild as Ross Byrne successfully kicks the conversion.

69'
Try

A series of passes by Ireland results in a try for Bundee Aki

68'

A gap opened in the defence and Bundee Aki took full advantage.

68'

That's a great try assist by Craig Casey.

68'

Tonga make a substitution with Tau Koloamatangi coming on.

67'

Tonga make a substitution with Siegfried Fisi'ihoi coming off.

67'
Conversion

The Ireland supporters go wild as Ross Byrne successfully kicks the conversion.

63'
Try

Great hands by Ireland leads to a try for Bundee Aki

62'

The defensive line has been broken as Bundee Aki goes through the gap.

62'

Spellbinding play by Ross Byrne is finished off with a try.

62'

Joe Apikotoa comes on for Tonga.

59'

Ben Tameifuna leaves the field.

59'

Sione Vailanu comes on for Tonga.

59'

Vaea Fifita leaves the field.

59'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Ross Byrne kicks the conversion.

59'
Try

Nothing was going to stop James Lowe from scoring as they record the try for Ireland.

58'

Craig Casey played a key part in that try.

58'

Craig Casey comes on for Ireland.

55'

Conor Murray leaves the field.

55'

What a run here by Vaea Fifita as they get over the gainline!

52'

Ryan Baird comes on.

52'

Caelan Doris comes off.

52'

Solomone Funaki comes on.

51'

Tanginoa Halaifonua comes off.

51'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Samiuela Moli getting some game time.

49'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Paula Ngauamo being replaced.

49'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Robbie Henshaw getting some game time.

49'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Garry Ringrose being replaced.

49'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Iain Henderson getting some game time.

49'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with James Ryan being replaced.

49'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Tadhg Furlong getting some game time.

49'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Finlay Bealham being replaced.

49'

Afusipa Taumoepeau makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

44'
Penalty Goal

William Havili kicks the penalty.

42'

Ireland make a substitution with Rob Herring coming on.

40'

Ireland make a substitution with Ronan Kelleher coming off.

40'

Ireland make a substitution with Dave Kilcoyne coming on.

40'

Ireland make a substitution with Andrew Porter coming off.

40'

Ireland make a substitution with Finlay Bealham coming on.

40'

Ireland make a substitution with Tadhg Furlong coming off.

40'

Tonga make a substitution with Sonatane Takulua coming on.

40'

Tonga make a substitution with Augustine Pulu coming off.

40'

Ireland sub Ross Byrne comes onto the field.

40'

Johnny Sexton departs for Ireland.

40'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

48'
Conversion

William Havili adds the two points for Tonga.

48'
Try

The defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Vaea Fifita dots the ball down from close range.

47'
Yellow Card

Peter O'Mahony (Ireland) is shown a yellow card

42'
Conversion

Johnny Sexton does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

38'
Try

Incisive passing by Ireland is finished off by Johnny Sexton, as they goes over for the try.

37'

That's a great try assist by Garry Ringrose.

37'

Fabulous play by Ireland has led to Conor Murray being able to wriggle through a gap.

37'
Conversion

Johnny Sexton does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

33'
Try

Brilliant skill shown there by Mack Hansen as they go over the white wash for a try.

32'

Trouble here as Mack Hansen breaches the defence.

32'

Spellbinding play by Garry Ringrose is finished off with a try.

31'
Conversion

Johnny Sexton makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

27'
Try

The pressure has finally told as Caelan Doris scores from close range.

25'
Penalty Goal

William Havili adds the points for Tonga.

23'
Conversion

Johnny Sexton makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

21'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Ireland is finished off by Tadhg Beirne

20'

That's a great try assist by Caelan Doris.

20'

This is dangerous for the defence as Caelan Doris bursts through to advance the Ireland attack.

20'

This is dangerous for the defence as Garry Ringrose bursts through to advance the Ireland attack.

18'
Penalty Goal

William Havili does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

15'
Penalty Goal

Johnny Sexton kicks the penalty.

6'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Bonus Points Awarded

+1
8 Tries scored

Match Details

Ireland v Tonga

Rugby World Cup - Round 2
Sat 16th September 2023, 03:00pm EDT
Stade de la Beaujoire

Points Flow Chart

Ireland win +43
Ireland
Tonga
Ireland
Time in lead
Tonga
72
Mins in lead
0
81%
% Of Game In Lead
0%
63%
Possession Last 10 min
37%
7
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Byrne
59 - 16
81'
Herring
57 - 16
79'
Byrne
52 - 16
69'
Aki
50 - 16
68'
Byrne
45 - 16
63'
Aki
43 - 16
62'
Byrne
38 - 16
59'
Lowe
36 - 16
58'
Havili
42'
31 - 16
Half Time
Havili
48'
31 - 13
Fifita
47'
31 - 11
O'Mahony
31 - 6
42'
Sexton
31 - 6
38'
Sexton
29 - 6
37'
Sexton
24 - 6
33'
Hansen
22 - 6
32'
Sexton
17 - 6
27'
Doris
15 - 6
25'
Havili
23'
10 - 6
Sexton
10 - 3
21'
Beirne
8 - 3
20'
Havili
15'
3 - 3
Sexton
3 - 0
6'
Start

Win Probability

Ireland
95%
Draw
0%
Tonga
5%
Conversion by Ross Byrne

Momentum

0'
HT
FT
Ireland
Tonga

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
3.1
19
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
7
1
Entries

Attack Profile

Ireland
Tonga
More Less More

Defence Profile

Ireland
Tonga
More Less More

Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
61%
41%
3-6 secs
25%
27%
6+ secs
7%
23%
92
Rucks Won
61

Last 5 Penalties

57'
62'
66'
73'
77'
Ireland
Tonga

Other Fixtures

Comments

4 Comments
T
Tony 271 days ago

Yes yes yes

N
Nico 272 days ago

Go underdogs!!!!

H
HOFer 273 days ago

Ireland have to bring out the guns to get past Tonga. Wise call

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