The side went down in an excruciating 36-0 loss to Fiji, last week.
Coach Toutai Kefu said it was not the result they wanted but they are still learning on getting each player combination right.
Kefu added it was just not their day and they will need to dig deeper in order to get the results needed next week.
“There’s a lot of connections needed for the backs and the forwards, we’re still trying to implement a game plan so turnover today was extremely poor, I think there was over 20 turnovers for the whole game, 12 in the first half so from that perspective more”
Tonga will face Manu Samoa at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup.