Revenge will have to be served cool and damp as Scotland look to get one back on the great upsetters – the Ikale Tahi of Tonga – in drizzly Kilmarnock.
It wasn’t easy, with more strong team performances than individual ones, but a team has been scraped together with 12 different countries represented!
Tonga scored 26 unanswered points in a dominant second half to pull away from an inventive but inaccurate American side in front of the Kingsholm faithful.
Two teams coming off solid road wins meet for the 7th time as the Ikale Tahi collide with the Eagles at neutral site Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.
An excellent second half performance saw Tonga touch down three times to pull away from Georgia in a preview of next year’s World Cup Pool C opener.
The Lelos host the Ikale Tahi for the second time in their history, and the first since the two-leg World Cup repechage qualifying series some 15 years ago.
Like their Fijian cousins, the Ikale Tahi have rolled out most of their big guns for their end of year tour, with one name bigger than all the rest.
Amidst controversy over eligibility loopholes and French poaching lists, here are ten players eligible for Tier 2 sides who could star in the World Cup.
A look at the test matches from the weekend played between Samoa and Italy, Fiji and Tonga, Australia and France, and lastly Argentina and Ireland.
After a solid victory over the Azzurri in Suva last week, Fiji head across Viti Levu to Lautoka, where they begin their Pacific Nations Cup against Tonga.