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Argentina 28-12 Tonga

Argentina: 28 (Tries: Julian Montoya x 3, Santiago Carreras; Conversions: Benjamin Urdapilleta x 3)

Tonga 12 (Tries: Telusa Veainu x 2;Conversions: Sonatane Takulua)

80 min: Full time here, Argentina hold on for the win.

76 min: Lots of penalties go the way of each team in the final couple of minutes. 

72 min: Penalty goes against Tonga for a neck roll, they kick for goal and it's wide. 

69 min: Tonga win the penalty and have a huge chance to score here, late drama??

66 min: TRY - Tonga, lovely from Tonga who shift the ball to the right and it's Telusa Veainu who scores his second in what is a lovely acrobatic finish. Kick is wide.  Argentina 28-12 Tonga

62 min: Huge work from Tongan prop Siegfried Fisiihoi, who kicks a ball down field and chases it down. and wins his side a scrum. 

59 min: Knock on comes from Argentina in the tackle and Tonga have a scrum 5m out from their own line. 

56 min: Argentina win the scrum now and have a feed 22m out. 

52 min: Tomas Cubelli goes close but a great tackle forces the halfback to knock the ball on. 

48 min: Penalty won by Argentina and they will kick for the corner. 

44 min: Huge effort there from Zane Kapeli and he wins another turnover. 

43 min: Big scrum from Argentina against the feed and they will kick for touch. 

41 min: Back underway here for the second half!

41 min: Tonga go very close through David Halaifonua but he is tackled out. Half time. 

40 min: Another penalty won by Tonga at the breakdown as the gong goes, they will have one more play. 

37 min: Scrum won and Argentina once again knock the ball on, good defence from Tonga. 

36 min: Now it's Argentina who win a scrum, danger times for Tonga. 

34 min: Really nice work at the breakdown from Tonga and they win a penalty and will have a chance to clear.

29 min: Off the kick and Tonga win the ball from a charge down and they score. TRY - Tonga. Telusa Veainu is the man who scores out wide to get Tonga on the board. Kick is good. Argentina 28-7 Tonga

26 min: TRY - Argentina, it's that man again! He's too big, and too strong so close to the line and he powers over from close range - Montoya has a hat-trick. Kick is good. Argentina 28-0 Tonga

23 min: Far too easy from Argentina, they make a break and get very close to the line, 5m scrum. 

20 min: TRY - Argentina, from the Tonga mistake and the left winger Santiago Carreras gather the ball and runs away untouched to score. Kick is good. Argentina 21-0 Tonga. 

17 min: TRY - Argentina, far too easy from the South Americans and they drive over from the lineout and the hooker has a double. Kick is good. Argentina 14-0 Tonga

16 min: They win a penalty from maul time and they will probably kick it out agan, yup - they do. 

15 min: Tonga have to clear here from their own line under pressure - big chance here for Argentina off their own lineout. 

14 min: Neither side showing much adventure throughout this half, lots of kicking and knock ons. 

11 min: Argentina win a scrum and will clear, as do Tonga. It's a great kick as Santiago Carreras kicks the ball out. Kick battle there, won by Tonga. 

7 min: Great work at the breakdown from Argentina and they kick for touch, TRY - Argentina, from the lineout they work the lineout and go back to the hooker and it's Julian Montoya who scores. Kick is good. Argentina 7 - 0 Tonga. 

5 min: Now it's Tonga who knock the ball on, sloppy from both sides. 

4 min: Argentina look to shift the ball left again but the pass is called forward. 

2 min: A lovely back line move from Argentina and they try to link up with the back but get it wrong, Tonga clear. 

1 min: Early knock on from Argentina and Tonga have the ball.

1 min: Kickoff here and we are underway. 


Kia ora and welcome to live updates of the Pool C clash between Argentina and Tonga at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiōsaka.

Both nations are looking for their first win of the tournament having lost their opening matches to France and England respectively. 

In the meantime, enjoy the latest from The Cup 19 podcast team below.

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistants: Ben O'Keeffe and Brendon Pickerill 

TAB betting odds: Argentina - $1.01 Tonga $13.00

Line ups:

Argentina:1-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2-Julian Montoya, 3-Juan Figallo, 4-Guido Petti Pagadizabal, 5-Tomas Lavanini, 6-Pablo Matera (c), 7-Marcos Kremer, 8-Tomas Lezana, 9-Tomas Cubelli, 10-Benjamin Urdapilleta, 11-Santiago Carreras,12-Jeronimo De la Fuente, 13-Matias Orlando, 14-Matias Moroni, 15-Emiliano Boffelli.     

Reserves: 16-Agustin Creevy, 17-Mayco Vivas, 18-Santiago Medrano, 19-Matias Alemanno, 20-Javier Ortega Desio, 21-Felipe Ezcurra, 22-Nicolas Sanchez, 23-Bautista Delguy.

Tonga: 1-Siegfried Fisiihoi, 2-Paula Ngaumo, 3-Ben Tameifuna,4-Sam Lousi, 5-Leva Fifita, 6-Sione Kalamafoni, 7-Zane Kapeli, 8-Maama Vaipulu, 9-Sonatane Takulua, 10-James Faiva, 11-David Halaifonua, 12-Siale Piutau (c), 13-Malietoa Hingano, 14-Viliami Lolohea, 15-Telusa Veainu.

Reserves: 16-Sefo Sakalia, 17-Vunipola Fifita, 18-Ma'afu Fia, 19-Sitiveni Mafi, 20-Nasi Manu, 21- Leon Fukofuka, 22-Latiume Fosita, 23-Cooper Vuna.

Pre-match banter: All Blacks wary of high tackles before Canada match

The All Blacks are focused on getting their tackles right at training, before their second Rugby World Cup match against Canada on Wednesday.

Tackle height has become a lightning rod through the tournament's opening week with a red card and three yellows handed out for dangerous hits. 

Australia winger Reece Hodge was also suspended for three-games for a high tackle on Fijian flanker Peceli Yato, while England second-five Piers Francis could face the judiciary over a similar offence. 

Five days before the All Blacks take on Canada, hooker Codie Taylor insists they are conscious of tackling form at training. 

"The best we can do is go to practice and practice techniques," Taylor says. "I'd rather go low and avoid the risk of a penalty."

Any contact with the head will result in a yellow card at best and - at worst - a red, and prop Joe Moody knows the best way to avoid being penalised is to aim low. 

"The only way to get onside with the ref is to make sure you don't do anything near the head," Moody says. 

"It doesn't matter whether its a heavy shot and the guys gets knocked out, or whether its a graze.

"You've made contact with the head, you're still going to get the same penalty for it, so you've got to stay away from anything high"

Taylor understands that a wrong decision could mean elimination from the tournament in Japan and he'll make a conscientious effort. 

"We're making sure we are disciplined and I think pool play is a great chance to instil those habits.

"They could cost you three points, which could cost you lifting a cup or going onto the next round."

All Blacks fans will need no further reminder of the impact of a yellow card after Scott Barrett's three-week suspension for his high shot on Australian captain Michael Hooper last month. 

The All Blacks were sat down before the tournament began, and told what was expected and what each suspension would be. 

But Moody understands that most of the time, a high tackle will be an accident. 

"I don't think anybody is out on the field, trying to put a high shot in," Moody says. "I think 99.9 percent of the time, it's accidental - just slip-ups and that sort of thing."

"I guess, if you get a suspension for something, then it might make you a bit wary."