Second half dominance sees Wales trounce Tonga 74-24

Dan Biggar was one of the try-scorer for Wales
Dan Biggar was one of the try-scorer for Wales
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Wales 74-24 Tonga, Principality Stadium
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Wales came up with a dominating second half performance as they trounced Tonga 74-24 in their autumn international campaign at Principality Stadium on Saturday.

This is Wales' third successive win in the November series as they defeated Scotland and Australia previously.

Tonga started the game in a bizarre manner as lock Leva Fifita wa sin-binned in the third minute for collapsing a driving maul and to make things worse they conceded a penalty try.

Biggar and Liam Williams added further tries for Warren Gatland in the 6th and 11th minutes with the Wales fly-half adding two conversions and a penalty as well as they raced to 24 points in the first 22 minutes with the only response from Tonga coming through a penalty goal from Tane Takulua.

Nevertheless, Tonga managed to pull things back before the break through back to back tries from Fifita and Steve Mafi in the 32nd and 39th minutes with Takulua converting both as the teams went into the break with a 24-17 scoreline.

Tonga applied pressure on the hosts and extended their momentum into the second half with a 43rd minute touchdown from Sione Vailanu followed by Takulua's conversion saw them level scores.

However, what transpired in the remainder of the second half was total domination from Wales as Steff Evans (46'), Tomos Williams (58'), Tyler Morgan (63'), Cory Hill (65'), Aled Davies (70'), Rhys Patchell (72') and Williams (78') all scored tries while Biggar and Patchell contributed seven and eight points respectively as they completed a 50 point victory.

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