Pacific Nations Cup

Samoa comes from behind to beat Tonga

It was a perfect start for Tonga with two successive penalties to flyhalf James Faiva inside the first 10 minutes.

The game lived up to expectations under the typical western heat at Churchill Park Lautoka, with the referee calling for a water break after every 15 minutes.

Samoa registered its first points via a converted penalty to first five AJ Alatimu as they trailed 3-6.

However, Tonga extended its lead with an unconverted try to inside center Fetuli Paea in the 22nd minute.