Ireland thrashes Tonga, 59-16

Ireland have thrashed Tonga at the start of their Rugby World Cup campaign on Thursday, with a 59-16 result.

Ireland already put the tournament on notice in their first game, beating Romania 82-8.

The 'Ikale Tahi were ranked 15th.

Tonga's head coach had said when they meet Ireland, all he would demand from his players was a "whole-hearted performance".

Scotland and South Africa are also in pool B.