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Tonga vs Romania live stream: Watch the Rugby World Cup

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 18:20, 6 October 2023

Tonga and Romania are playing to avoid finishing bottom of Pool B when they face off on Sunday at 4.45pm (UK time).

With both nations losing each of their first three matches and yet to register a point, it will be a wooden-spoon battle at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

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Tonga vs Romania preview

Though just playing for pride in Lille, both nations will be desperate to avoid finishing bottom of Pool B.

The two sides must also qualify for the next World Cup, with a third-place finish well out of their reaches.

Tonga have never reached the knockout stages, and they have never looked like ending that wait having conceded 45 or more points in each of their three games thus far.

Meanwhile, after missing out four years ago, Romania have been shown no mercy on their return to the tournament, conceding a staggering 242 points while registering just eight of their own.

Eugen Apjok makes nine changes from the Romanians’ defeat to Scotland, while handing the captain’s armband to Ovidiu Cojocaru at hooker.

As for Tonga, Toutai Kefu makes six changes from the defeat by South Africa, including the introduction of former All Black George Moala.

Tonga XV: Salesi Piutau, Solomone Kata, George Moala, Pita Ahki, Afupisa Taumoepeau, William Havili, Sonatone Takulua; Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Paula Ngauamo, Ben Tameifuna, Halaleva Fifita, Adam Coleman, Semisi Paea, Sione Talitui, Sione Vailanu.

Replacements: Sione Anga’aelangi, Paula Latu, Siate Tokolahi, Sitiveni Mafi, Penitoa Finau, Manusiu Paea, Patrick Pellegrini, Kyren Taumoefolau.

Romania XV: Marius Simionescu, Nicholas Onutu, Tevita Manumua, Fonovai Tangimana, Taliauli Sikuea, Alin Conache, Florin Surugiu; Alexandru Savin, Ovidiu Cojocaru, Alexandru Gordas, Adrian Motoc, Marius Iftimiciuc, Vlad Neculau, Cristi Boboc, Andre Gorin.

Replacements: Robert Irimescu, Iulian Hartig, Costel Burtila, Florian Rosu, Damian Stratila, Gabriel Rupanu, Alexandru Bucur, Mihai Graure.

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