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Morath kicks Japan out of World Cup.


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Morath kicks Japan out of World Cup.

Tonga chalked up their first win of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday.

The Pacific islanders beat the brave blossoms of Japan 31-18 in a thrilling encounter in Whangarei.

Tonga flyhalf Kurth Morath making the difference with his boot scoring 16 points after both teams scored three tries.

Tonga move up to third in pool A behind France and New Zealand who lock horns on Saturday at Eden Park in Auckland in a game that should decide who goes through to the quarter finals as pool winner.

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