Canada v Tonga, Rugby World Cup, September 14
Canada have edge over Tonga
ESPNscrum Staff
September 12, 2011
The All Blacks' Ali Williams gets up close and personal with Tonga's Joseph Tuineau, New Zealand v Tonga, Rugby World Cup, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, September 9, 2011
Tonga struggled in their opening Rugby World Cup clash against New Zealand © Getty Images

Canada will look to continue their advantage over Tonga when the two sides meet in the Rugby World Cup Pool A clash in Whangarei on Wednesday.

The Canucks have won three of the five encounters between the two sides, in a series which began in Vancouver in October 1974. Tonga triumphed 40-14 in that first meeting but have recorded only one other win - an 18-10 victory at Teufaiva, Nuku A'lofa , in July 1999.

Canada have subsequently won the last two match-ups with a 29-11 triumph in Vancouver in May 2000 and a 24-7 win in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Wollongong, Australia.

Canada v Tonga All-time record: Played: 5, Canada won 3, Tonga won 2.

Biggest winning margin: 33 - Canada (37-4) in Napier May 24, 1987.

Highest score: 40 - Tonga (40-14) in Vancouver October 25, 1974.

Most tries: Canada: 7 (37-4) in Napier May 24, 1987; Tonga: 9 (40-14) in Vancouver October 25, 1974.

Most points (individual): Canada Bobby Ross 12; Tonga: Sateki Tuipulotu 13.

Most tries (individual): Canada 2 Pat Palmer, Paul Vaesen; Tonga: 2 Saia Fifita, Talilotu Ngaluafe

Previous Rugby World Cup meetings:: Two

  • Click here for Canada's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for Tonga's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for a record of all Canada v Tonga matches courtesy of Statsguru

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