TRU contributor James Orpin selects some of his standout performers from the pool stages with the aim of mixing in stars from Tier 1 and Tier 2 nations.
South Africa ran a seven-try riot as they are on the verge of reaching the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup following a 49-18 victory over Tonga in Marseille. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
South Africa are on the verge of confirming their quarter-final berth as they defeated Tonga 49-18 in their Pool B Rugby World Cup encounter in Marseille on Sunday.
Tonga number eight Vaea Fifita will miss the upcoming Rugby World Cup games against South Africa and Romania following a four-game suspension.
Scotland have kept their hope of making it to the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup alive as they defeated Pool B rivals Tonga with a 45-17 margin. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
Scotland have kept hopes of quarter-final alive as they secured a 45-17 bonus point victory over Tonga in their Pool B clash of the Rugby World Cup at Stade de Nice on Sunday.
France vs New Zealand feels like a monumental way to kick off the World Cup + watch out for Italy while Pool B might well throw up one or two surprises.
Tonga have selected former Wallabies lock Adam Coleman for the upcoming Rugby World Cup warm-up games in July.
Tonga have qualified to the 2023 Rugby World Cup following a 44-22 win over Hong Kong in the final of the Asia Pacific qualifying tournament.
Former Wallabies outside back Israel Folau is set to make a comeback to international rugby after being named in Tonga squad for the Pacific Nations Cup in July.
Former Wallabies star Israel Folau could be lining up against Australia as he is to represent Tonga in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Former Australia fullback Israel Folau has expressed his desire to represent Tonga in the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Kyle Steyn scored four tries as Scotland dominated the autumn international opener with a 60-14 win over Tonga at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.
Tonga have named 10 uncapped players in the squad for the end of the year tour where they face Scotland, England, the French Barbarians and Romania.
Scotland will have an extended autumn international schedule later this year with Tonga added to the fixtures.
New Zealand made a strong statement as they started their July series with a dominating 102-0 win over Tonga at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday.
New Zealand Rugby has confirmed that the All Blacks will be hosting Tonga and Fiji during their July Test series.
Tonga Rugby Union has confirmed that former Australia international Toutai Kefu has been reappointed as the head coach of the national side.
Former Tonga back-row Maama Molitika has announced retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
The Rugby Football Union has confirmed Tonga as the final opponent in England's upcoming Quilter Internationals series in November.
Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo has been banned for seven weeks following an incident in their final game of the World Cup against the United States of America.
Tonga came up with a strong second-half performance as they signed off from the ongoing Rugby World Cup with a 31-19 win over the United States of America at Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Saturday.
France survived a late scare from Tonga as they completed a 23-21 thrilling win in their Pool C encounter at Kumamoto Stadium to book a berth in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Rugby World Cup.