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By the clock: Tonga v Italy

2nd minute: A huge charge from Moimoi sits big Canberra prop Vaughan on his backside; Tonga looking better early.

3rd minute: Tongan hooker Politoni is down clutching his shoulder, and he's going off. Doesn't look like he'll be back. Pressure on backup hooker Seluini now.

6th minute: Poor last tackle play from Italy sees Anthony Minichiello forced to hoof it downfield, he gets maybe 10 metres and the chasers are offside anyway. The penalty puts Tonga in great position.

7th minute: Great cutout from Langi almost puts Willie Manu over but he loses it under pressure from the defence. Let off for Italy.

12th minute: Dropped cold by Riethmuller right as Italy threatened to go on the attack for the first time. 

15th minute: Another dropped ball from Italy after getting into Tonga's half as Parata loses it in the play the ball, but Foster quickly returns the favour. It's all a bit scrappy at the moment. 

20th minute: Langi tackled on the last now. Last play options have been poor tonight and this will give Italy their first real chance.

21st minute: True to form the last play option is poor, as a Minichiello grubbed is easily marked by Tonga. 

23rd minute: Do we have first points? Mantellato has claimed it. Ghetti's cross field kick is knocked back, Ciraldo does well to get it out to Mantellato... But oh dear, his grounding is millimetres short then he's rolled over and held up. Italy will get it back due to a Tongan knock on in the lead up but take a bow Tupou for a tremendous try saving tackle.

27th minute: Tonga drop the ball then give up a penalty to help Italy back up to their line but Minichiello drops it early in the count. Not having his best game, the skipper.

28th minute: Tonga on the attack now as Centrone drops it on the first following a scrum 10 metres out, but Fonua is bundled into touch as he looks to score.

30th minute: Is that a scrum against the feed? The ball goes in and comes out and Tonga dive on it. Then Taufua is bundled over the exact same piece of sideline where Fonua went out a minute or two ago.

35th minute: Italy drop it in the middle of the park, then Tonga drop it in the middle of the park. Neither side looks like they want to score, we could have nil-all at half time at this rate.

39th minute: After back to back penalties Tonga decide to take the free two points. They had time for a full set and the Italians looked spent, a quick tap might have been the play here but they'll take a two point lead into half time after an entertaining but scrappy first half. Tonga 2-nil.

41st minute: Boom! Moimoi explodes into Nasso, who goes flying. He's started the second half much like the first, has Fuifui.

42nd minute: Possible Italy try. After a great set Tedesco goes through the line, he's grounded it short then slides in but it looks like some brilliant work from Terepo to get under the ball and roll him over. Held up again.

47th minute: Surely this is the first try? Another Italy error helps Tonga on the attack and Manu pushes through four defenders. He had plenty of work to do but it looks like the point of the footy gets to the turf... Video ref agrees, 8-nil to Tonga now. 

51st minute: Brilliant charge down Nasso! He found himself in space and no-one in front of him, the little legs were pumping but Foster tracked him down in no time. It puts Italy on the attack and again a poor last tackle kick lets the pressure off.

54th minute: A neat tackle from Guerra to force a drop-out. The player had submitted and Guerra bumped him back. Under NRL rules that probably would have been a Tongan penalty but Italy get yet another chance.

55th minute: It's a rare good last tackle kick from Italy but a great leaping take – from Konrad Hurrell of all people – gets Tonga off the hook. 

57th minute: Crunch! A monster hit from Hurrell on Ciraldo, the ball comes spraying out and it sends arms and legs flying, Ciraldo eventually gets up then slumps down again. He'll be feeling that for a while.

60th minute: Innovative kick from Falcone on the first play from a scrum almost gets the result, but the Azzurri will still get a line drop-out. They desperately need to start converting some of these chances.

63rd minute: Story of the night for Italy as they force another drop-out, then get a penalty, then drop the ball only to see Maitatonga run 50 metres.

65th minute: Try Tonga! Foster sells the dummy and runs past a few to score, they don't need to check this. Minichiello is furious though, right up in the referee's face, he wanted it to go upstairs, presumably to check a double movement. Tonga 12-0 as the conversion misses. 

69th minute: Another Azzurri attacking raid comes unstuck, this time with a somewhat harsh penalty for Tonga. Italy deemed to have interfered with a defender after the kick.

73rd minute: Tedesco and Centrone find space down the right touch line, but a pass back infield goes to Tonga. Yet another chance goes begging for Italy.

77th minute: Another potential chance for Italy but they throw it into touch as Mantellato overruns the Santi pass.

79th minute: One last Azzurri attacking raid comes undone as Tupou brilliantly marks the Ghetti kick and runs 80 metres.

80th minute: Try Terepo! Very scrappy stuff, Foster loses the ball as he looks for the try, it's oddly deemed a strip and Terepo is there to dive on it. Shenanigans from Tonga as Moimoi lines up the conversion, Kite runs past and pinches it from him but his kick is wide. Heartbreak for Italy but ecstasy for Scotland who go through on this result.  Moimoi is Man of the Match, well deserved, he's been strong tonight Fui. 16-nil the final score.

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