Tonga at the Rugby World Cup

The Tonga national rugby union team has played in all Rugby World Cup tournaments, except in 1991, when they did not qualify. Their best performances were in the 2007 and 2011 tournaments, when they won two matches. Their best single match win was an upset victory in 2011 over eventual finalists France.

Nation Number of appearances First appearance Most recent appearance Streak Best result
 Tonga 8 1987 2019 7 Two wins, 2007, 2011
Map of nations best results, excluding nations which unsuccessfully participated in qualifying tournaments.

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Main article: 1987 Rugby World Cup

Pool 2 games –

Team

P W D L PF PA Tries Pts
 Wales 3 3 0 0 82 31 13 6
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 84 41 11 4
 Canada 3 1 0 2 65 90 7 2
 Tonga 3 0 0 3 29 98 3 0
4 May 1987
Canada  37 4  Tonga
Tries:Palmer (2)
Vaesen (2)
Stuart
Frame
Penalty try
Con:Wyatt (2)
Gareth Rees
Pen:Rees
Try:Valu

29 May 1987
Tonga  16 29  Wales
Tries:Fielea
Fifita
Con:Liavaʻa
Pen:Liavaʻa
Amone
Tries:Webbe (3)
Hadley
Con:Thorburn (2)
Pen:Thorburn (2)
Drop:Davies

3 June 1987
Ireland  32 9  Tonga
Tries:Mullin (3)
MacNeill (2)
Con:Ward (3)
Pen:Ward (2)
Pen:Amone (3)
Ballymore, Brisbane
Referee: Guy Maurette


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