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Tonga, Canada prepare for clash

09-14-2011 08:21 BJT

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Wednesday at the Rugby World Cup sees three more teams play their debut game at this year's event - among them Canada, they are scheduled to play. Tonga and both sides had a scheduled training session today.

The Pacific Islanders, who are coached by former All Black Isitolo Maka, will be desperate to turn around their first up defeat by New Zealand in the tournament opener. Tonga was strong in the first half but in the latter stages the All Blacks ran away with a resounding victory 41-10. The Canadians are hoping to get their campaign off to a winning start, having sat patiently through the first weekend without seeing any action themselves. Rain fell intermittently during the teams' practice. But neither side need worry about the crowds - in New Zealand they'll sit through rain, hail or shine if there's rugby to watch. More than 20,000 fans are expected at Wednesday's clash.

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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