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Tonga is a proud rugby nation. In the 15-on-15 version of the game, the Tongans have recorded some massively famous victories. They’ve beaten world powers Australia and France, and when they play their Pacific Island rivals Samoa and Fiji, it’s anyone’s game. In 7s, though, Tonga has been the little brother of the island nations. While Samoa won the World Series in 2009/2010 and Fiji has claimed three Series titles, Tonga has struggled to even appear on the World Series consistently. There has been some change in recent months, as the union has transitioned away from former head coach Andy Katoa and long-time captain Atelea Okati was killed in a car crash last December. However, the Sea Eagles will be well supported in San Jose, and they’ll have the power of many Tongan-Americans behind them.


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