Tonga vs Namibia RWC 2015: What time does it start, what channel is it on and where can I watch it?

A look ahead to the Pool C fixture at Sandy Park

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The two winless teams of Pool C will be fighting for their first victory, with Namibia going for their first in the World Cup and Tonga looking to bounce back from defeat to Georgia.

It’s a big game for…

Kurt Morath. Although on the bench, the Tongan fly-half needs to score only three points to overtake Pierre Hola as the leading points scorer. Morath currently sits on 315 points scored over 27 tests and 6 years.


Tonga: Vungakoto Lilo; Tevita Halaifonua, Siale Piutau, Sione Piukala, Fetu’u Vainikolo; Latiume Fosita, Tane Takulua; Viliami Ma’afu, Jack Ram, Sione Kalamafoni; Joe Tu’ineau, Hale T-Pole; Sila Puafasi, Aleki Lutui, Soane Tonga’uiha.

Replacements: Paula Ngauamo, Tevita Mailau, Halani Aulika, Tukulua Lokotui, Opeti Fonua, Samisoni Fisilau, Kurt Morath.

Namibia: Chrysander Botha; Johan Tromp, Danie Van Wyk, Johan Deysel, Russel Van Wyk; Theuns Kotze, Eneill Buitendag; Renaldo Bothma, Rohan Kitshoff, Jacques Burger (captain); Tjiuee Uanivi, Janco Venter; Johannes Coetzee, Torsten Van Jaarsveld, Casper Viviers.

Replacements: Louis van der Westhuizen, Johnny Redelinghuys, AJ De Klerk, Tinus Du Plessis, PJ Van Lill, Damian Stevens, Darryl De La Harpe, David Philander.

Weird stat…

16. Both teams have lost 16 World Cup matches in their tournament lives. Namibia have only had a national team since 1990 and Tonga have managed to claim six victories.

Remember when…

Deysel scored against the All Blacks. It was only last week, but this is the try of a career for one young player. As no footage of the single previous contest between these two sides can be found, it is worth looking over how Desyel scored his try.

Player to watch…

Johan Deysel. The 16th player to score a try for the Namibians in a World Cup match, which averages one per match. Deysel, the North West University centre, will forever remember scoring against the All Blacks but throughout the game, he was a thorn in the New Zealander’s sides.

Past meetings…

Namibia 14 v Tonga 20 – Tonga tour of Africa Summer 1997.

Form guide…


Namibia: LWWWWL

Vital information…

Kick-off: Tuesday 29th September. 16.45

TV: Live on ITV4.