Rugby World Cup: Tonga

World ranking: 13th

Qualification: second in Oceania

Best result: Pool stage

TAB odds: $501

Chances: Quite conceivable that Tonga will emerge from the 'pool of death' with no wins.

The Pacific Islanders pulled off one of the big upsets of the 2011 tournament, beating eventual finalists France in pool play - but even that couldn't get them any further. 

Leading players:


Pool draw (NZT)
September 22
England v Tonga, Sapporo, 10:15pm 

September 28
Argentina v Tonga, Higashiosaka City, 4:45pm 

October 6
France v Tonga, Kumamoto City, 8:45pm 

October 13
USA v Tonga, Higashiosaka City, 6:45pm