September 26, 2019 / 10:55 AM / 19 days ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-World Cup-Argentina v Tonga

    Sept 26 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool C
fixture between Argentina and Tonga:
    
    WHERE
    Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
    
    WHEN
    Saturday, September 28 at 1.45pm local time (0445 GMT)
    
    ARGENTINA
    World ranking: 10
    Coach: Mario Ledesma (Argentina)
    Captain: Pablo Matera
    Team: 15-Emiliano Boffelli, 14-Matías Moroni, 13-Matias
Orlando, 12-Jeronimo De La Fuente, 11-Santiago Carreras,
10-Benjamin Urdapilleta, 9-Tomas Cubelli, 8-Tomas Lezana,
7-Marcos Kremer, 6-Pablo Matera,  5-Tomas Lavanini, 4-Guido
Petti, 3-Juan Figallo, 2-Julian Montoya, 1-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
    Replacements: 16-Agustín Creevy, 17-Mayco Vivas, 18-Santiago
Medrano, 19-Matias Alemanno, 20-Javier Ortega Desio, 21-Felipe
Ezcurra, 22-Nicolas Sanchez, 23-Bautista Delguy.
    
    TONGA
    World ranking: 15
    Coach: Toutai Kefu
    Captain: Siale Piutau
    Team: 15-Telusa Veainu, 14-Viliami Lolohea, 13-Malietoa
Hingano, 12-Siale Piutau, 11-David Halaifonua, 10-James Faiva,
9-Sonatane Takulua, 8-Maama Vaipulu, 7-Zane Kapeli, 6-Sione
Kalamafoni, 5-Halaleva Fifita, 4-Sam Lousi, 3-Ben Tameifuna,
2-Paula Ngauamo, 1-Siegfried Fisi'ihoi
    Replacements: 16-Sosefo Sakalia, 17-Vunipola Fifita,
18-Ma'afu Fia, 19-Sitiveni Mafi, 20-Nasi Manu, 21-Leon Fukofuka,
22-Latiume Fosita, 23-Cooper Vuna.
    
    OFFICIALS
    Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
    Assistants: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Brendon Pickerill
(New Zealand)
    TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)
    
    POOL C FIXTURES/RESULTS (date/opponent/venue)
    ARGENTINA
    Sept 21   France 23-21 Argentina   Tokyo
    Oct 5     England v Argentina      Tokyo
    Oct 9     Argentina v U.S.         Kumagaya
    
    TONGA
    Sept 22   England 35-3 Tonga       Sapporo
    Oct 6     France v Tonga           Kumamoto
    Oct 13    U.S. v Tonga             Osaka

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru)
  
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