RWC 2015: Tonga prepared for 35-21 win over Namibia by going to Nando's 10 days in a row

Nothing wrong with a cheeky Nando's, but 10 days in a row?

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Tonga prepared for their 35-21 Rugby World Cup victory over Namibia by eating out at Nando's - 10 days in a row.

The team are based in Exeter for the tournament, and some members of their squad have been visiting the cheeky chicken emporium more than once a day.

Exeter's Nando's Facebook page described the Tonga squad as "hungry boys". 

A representative from the chicken restaurant chain wished the team well in the World Cup, saying: "They visited every day for the past 10 days, and feel like part of our family now. Good luck boys."

The Tonga squad all signed a shirt which they left behind at the restaurant.



The squad eat one of there many Nando's


The signed shirt that they left behind

In today's match at Sandy park, Tonga ran in five tries to edge out Namibia 35-21 in a breathless and highly-entertaining Rugby World Cup Pool C match at Sandy Park on Tuesday.

Namibia had been confident of notching up their first ever World Cup win at the 17th attempt but they were overpowered by Tonga, who lost 17-10 to Georgia in their opening game.

Winger Telusa Veainu and flanker Jack Ram scored tries to give Tonga an early lead, but Namibia fullback Johan Tromp cut the deficit before flyhalf Latiume Fosita crossed the line to put his side 22-7 ahead at halftime.

Man-of-the-match Ram added his second try but Namibia refused to lie down and captain Jacques Burger touched down following a fierce rolling maul.

After Veainu added his second try, Burger drove over for his second touchdown, the first time Namibia have scored three tries in a World Cup match.