Tonga: We can still pin down top-three spot in Pool C

​Tonga’s hopes of taking a top-three spot in Pool C will be tested by an in-form Argentina in Leicester on Sunday, but the Pacific Islanders believe they can achieve automatic qualification for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Having been beaten by Georgia in their opening match, the Ikale Tahi – Sea Eagles – had 10 days to lick their wounds before overcoming a spirited Namibia (above) at Sandy Park, Exeter, on Tuesday.

Head coach Mana Otai said they had had three performance goals heading into the game – to win, to take maximum points... and a third which he refused to reveal. Having scored five tries to take five points from the game, he smiled: "We’ll take the first two."

He also referred to five tries he believed his side had left out on the field, which indicates Otai will be looking to improve his side’s execution.