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.
Pool draw (NZT)
England v Tonga, Sapporo, 10:15pm
Argentina v Tonga, Higashiosaka City, 4:45pm
France v Tonga, Kumamoto City, 8:45pm
USA v Tonga, Higashiosaka City, 6:45pm