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Scotland vs Tonga Predictions: Rugby World Cup Betting Tips, News, Lineups

By Andy Watson

Published: 19:49, 20 September 2023 | Updated: 10:48, 22 September 2023

This is a must-win game for Scotland if they harbour any hope in progressing to the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup.

Scotland have had a good build-up to the tournament and were by no means disgraced in their 18-3 loss to South Africa on the opening weekend. Gregor Townsend has had the time to rest his players and build tactically for the threat of Tonga, but the Pacific Islanders looked strong against Ireland until they tired.

Scotland vs Tonga Betting Tips

Scots to put Islanders away with ease

Scotland struggled to break the South African defence down, but having had a break to regroup, should be confident of getting past Tonga given their form.

Tonga put up a good fight against Ireland at first, but their forwards tired and Scotland should have the required level to strike and pull away from the Pacific Islanders, even with their multiple All Blacks now back in the fold.

Tip: Scotland -24 Handicap @ 10/11 with PaddyPower

Scotland vs Tonga team news

Scotland: Rory Sutherland, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Richie Gray, Scott Cummings, Jamie Ritchie (c), Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey, Ben White, Finn Russell, Duhan van der Merwe, Sione Tuipulotu, Chris Harris, Kyle Steyn, Blair Kinghorn

Replacements: Ewan Ashman, Pierre Schoeman, WP Nel, Sam Skinner, Matt Fagerson, George Horne, Huw Jones, Darcy Graham

Tonga: TBC

Replacements: TBC