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Rugby World Cup 2003
Wales battle past Tonga
October 19, 2003
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Date/Time: Oct 19, 2003, 18:00 local, 08:00 GMT
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Tonga 20 - 27 Wales
Attendance: 19806  Half-time: 10 - 14
Tries: Hola, Kivalu, Lavaka
Cons: Hola
Pens: Hola
Tries: Cooper, ME Williams
Cons: SM Jones
Pens: SM Jones 4
Drops: ME Williams
Wales scrum-half Gareth Cooper celebrates a try, Wales v Tonga, World Cup, Canberra Stadium, October 19 2003
Gareth Cooper celebrates his try against Tonga
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Teams: Tonga | Wales


Wales remained on course for the World Cup quarter-finals with a hard fought 27-20 win over Tonga in Canberra.

Tries from Gareth Cooper and Martyn Williams, who also notched a drop goal, and points from Stephen Jones saw them past the South Sea Islanders.

But three tries for Tonga ensured they grabbed a late bonus point for finishing within seven points.

Wales: 27
Tries: Cooper, Williams
Con: Jones
Pen: Jones (4)
DG: Williams

Tonga: 20
Tries: Hola, Kivalu, Lavaka
Con: Hola
Pen: Hola

Venue: Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Referee: P. Honiss (NZ)

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