Tonga Ruggby

Tongan captain Piutau impressed with performance against England

Tonga managed to hold the England onslaught in the the first 23 minutes as both teams were leveled at 3-all.

In an interview with World Rugby after the game, Piutau says their plan was to bring a lot of physicality to the game, but that was not enough to tackle England.

High Court hears legal dispute will have 'serious implications' for Tonga's RWC preparations

The dispute centres around a judgement for €143,000 obtained by a French-based media company called SARL Team One Events against the Tongan Rugby Union over image rights.

The company is seeking to enforce the judgement in this jurisdiction by obtaining an order compelling rugby union's world governing body World Rugby Ltd, which is registered in Ireland, to pay Team One Events money due to be paid to the Tongans.

The matter was briefly mentioned before Mr Justice Tony O'Connor at Monday's sitting of the court.