The third place play off match is the most pointless game in World Rugby.
true but its game no one interested in. i remember 3rd place play off in football world cup. fans arent up for it, players arent 100% motivated just prolonging agony when they would rather be at home. i only watched the england 2018 game out of national loyalty. i think it was a short of 31m for the semi final 9.8m for 3rd place play off even the group game v beligum got twice thatNot for the all blacks with something to prove apparently!
reading a interesting article on the tongan revieval in league, which is good because I hear it all the time about what fiji or tonga would be like if all the players who play for New Zealand Australia England. they be contendersDont know if anyone would have seen it over that side of the world but 3 rugby league tests that finished just prior to world cup final kick off.
Fiji defeated Samoa 44-18, New Zealand defeated England 12-8 and what is arguably the biggest upset in international Rugby League history Tonga defeated Australia 16-12.
First time the Aussies have lost to a team other than New Zealand or England in 41 years. The Aussies werent at their best but Tonga were just brilliant. Fantastic for Rugby League to have another country that can match it with the best. Tonga have now defeated Australia New Zealand and England in the last 12 months all as a result of player choosing to play for Tonga over Aus or NZ. Over half the team are eligible to play for other countries but have declared their allegiance to Tonga.