Coach Lewis Evans has made six changes to the Hong Kong Dolphins that won the Asia Championship earlier this month. starting line up will see changes at scrum-half and fly-half, with Jack Combes getting the nod over Bryn Phillips at nine, and Gregor McNeish, the hero of the 23-21 win over Korea, starting at 10.
Meanwhile Toutai Kefu has named Anzelo Tuitavuki, William Havili and Afusipa Taumoepeau in today’s starting team who were the only members of the ‘Ikale Tahi squad to start in all three Pacific Nations Cup fixtures.
Tonga stand in the way of a Rugby World Cup debut for Hong Kong as the teams prepare to compete for a ticket to France at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
Tickets are on available on ticketek starting at double passes for $20.
Gates open at 3pm with a North v South Sunshine Secondary Schools girls match will be played prior to the main game commencing at 5:30pm
Fans from across the world will be able to watch the game live on Tonga Broadcast Corp (Tonga) Digicel on paid platforms (Tonga and Pacific Islands), Stan (Australia) while Cluch.tv has acquired the rights to broadcast in all remaining markets. Simply go to the App store and search Cluch TV. Alternatively, visit Cluch.tv on web or click on the World Cup Qualifier link below to register.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Asia/Pacific Play Off Saturday 23 July 2022 Tonga v Hong Kong