PNG beat Tonga in Lae

Papua New Guinea have emerged victorious from an entertaining Test match against Tonga in Lae.

PNG took an early lead from an Adex Wera try to lead 6-0, before the Tongans hit back with three unconverted, and unanswered tries.

A Gary Lo try under the sticks, converted by Israel Eliab, evened things up just before the break.

The Kumuls dominated the second half, with tries from Lo again, Thompson Teteh and Wartovo Puara, to one from Tonga, giving them an unassailable lead.

PNG:

1 Dion Aiye, 2 Israel Eliab, 3 Adam Korave, 4 Roger Laka, 5 Timothy Lomai, 6 Gary Lo, 7 Rhyse Martin, 8 Mark Mexico, 9 Willie Minoga, 10 Sebastian Pandia, 11 Brandy Peter, 12 Wartovo Puara, 13 Jason Tali

Interchange:
14 Thompson Teteh, 15 Lawrence Tu’u, 16 Adex Wera, 17 Noel Zeming

TONGA:

1 Sitaleki-Moala Akau’ola, 2 Viliami Fine, 3 Sione Folau, 4 Daniel Foster, 5 David Hala, 6 Solomone Kata, 7 Samisoni Langi, 8 Haveatama Luani, 9 Viliami Manu, 10 Benjieman Murdoch, 11 Agnatius Paasi, 12 Wellentony Satini, 13 Ukuma Taai,

Interchange:
14 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 15 Peni Terepo, 16 Vai Toutai, 17 Pio Bill Tupou

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