Canada have edge over Tonga
September 12, 2011
Tonga struggled in their opening Rugby World Cup clash against New Zealand © Getty Images
Canada will look to continue their advantage over Tonga when the two sides meet in the Rugby World Cup Pool A clash in Whangarei on Wednesday.
The Canucks have won three of the five encounters between the two sides, in a series which began in Vancouver in October 1974. Tonga triumphed 40-14 in that first meeting but have recorded only one other win - an 18-10 victory at Teufaiva, Nuku A'lofa , in July 1999.
Canada v Tonga All-time record: Played: 5, Canada won 3, Tonga won 2.
Biggest winning margin: 33 - Canada (37-4) in Napier May 24, 1987.
Highest score: 40 - Tonga (40-14) in Vancouver October 25, 1974.
Most tries: Canada: 7 (37-4) in Napier May 24, 1987; Tonga: 9 (40-14) in Vancouver October 25, 1974.
Most points (individual): Canada Bobby Ross 12; Tonga: Sateki Tuipulotu 13.
Most tries (individual): Canada 2 Pat Palmer, Paul Vaesen; Tonga: 2 Saia Fifita, Talilotu Ngaluafe
Previous Rugby World Cup meetings:: Two
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