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RADICAL RABBIT

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Well done Tonga. It would have to be their biggest ever win and it is their first time that they have ever beaten the Kangaroos.

The Kangaroos had their chances but their execution was way off. Cook is good in attack but he needs to work on his defense.

Today was the first time since the 1970s that the Kangaroos lost against a team that wasn't Great Britain, England or New Zealand.

Tonga beat NZ in the last Rugby League World Cup, Great Britain last week and Australia today, so they are definitely a tier 1 team.
 
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Munster, DCE, Latrell all terrible and Papalii and Klemmer had no impact.

I’m fuming.
 

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Well done Tonga. It would have to be their biggest ever win and it is their first time that they have ever beaten the Kangaroos.

The Kangaroos had their chances but their execution was way off. Cook is good in attack but he needs to work on his defense.

Today was the first time since the 1970s that the Kangaroos lost against a team that wasn't Great Britain, England or New Zealand.

Tonga beat NZ in the last Rugby League World Cup, Great Britain last week and Australia today, so they are definitely a tier 1 team.
Cook made 55 tackles, I don’t think he did much wrong, they were man mountains running at him.
 

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Good win to Tonga - do any of them actually live there ?

Still - its good to have another "power" on the scene.
 

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Great effort from Tonga, well deserved. Munster wasn't firing, DCE was a bit hit and miss, Mitchell has been a long way from his best form for a long time, Tedesco couldn't find much room, the Fox hardly got a pass... add in poor completions and a lack of forward dominance and it's not a winning formula.
 

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Sorry for the late reaction, I've had a busy day.

What a great day it was yesterday! I was sure that Samoa were going to smash Fiji but it was the other way around! Stoked with the Kiwis win however, I think we played pretty average. A shame to see Foran injured again too.

As for Tonga, wow! That is honestly massive!! One of the biggest moments in international Rugby League ever! Good on them! It's so great for the game!

Kikau stars as Fiji overpower Samoa: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/02/kikau-stars-as-fiji-overpower-samoa/

Bati use 'lack of respect' to inspire win over star-studded Samoa: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/02/bati-use-lack-of-respect-to-inspire-win-over-star-studded-samoa/

Foran injured as Tuivasa-Sheck inspires Kiwis to win over Lions: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/02/foran-injured-as-tuivasa-sheck-inspires-kiwis-to-win-over-lions/

Nervous marriage proposal steels Nikorima for 11th hour Test call-up: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/02...l-steels-nikorima-for-11th-hour-test-call-up/

RTS feels for unlucky Foran after latest injury setback: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/03/rts-feels-for-unlucky-foran-after-latest-injury-setback/

Incredible Tonga stun Australia with powerhouse performance: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/02...ustralia-with-produce-powerhouse-performance/

Taumalolo ranks beating Kangaroos above Cowboys title: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/02/taumalolo-ranks-beating-kangaroos-above-cowboys-title/

Meninga backs beaten Australian stars for Kangaroo tour: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/02/meninga-backs-beaten-australian-stars-for-kangaroo-tour/

Fittler, Johns accuse beaten Kangaroos of lacking respect for Tonga: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/03...eaten-kangaroos-of-lacking-respect-for-tonga/

Why Tonga win will make World Cup better than ever: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/03/why-tonga-win-will-make-world-cup-better-than-ever/

DCE - International landscape now changed forever: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/03/dce-international-landscape-now-changed-forever/
 
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Tokoroa twosome hope to cap dream year by conquering Lions: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/04/tokoroa-twosome-hope-to-cap-dream-year-by-conquering-lions/

Manu and CNK reflect on tough GB Test: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/04/manu-and-cnk-reflect-on-tough-gb-test/

‘Squeezes any enjoyment out of the game’ - GB legend Garry Schofield slams ‘boring’ Wayne Bennett: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/sq...t/news-story/d58401a78170f056351be8e988681678

Fiji coach Brandon Costin wants the Bati to follow Tonga and shake up League’s world order: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/ru...g/news-story/6420994c12ec4f2d6e5c32114574fc14
 

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Huge congrats to Cookie on being nominated for the golden boot!

Damien Cook Shortlisted for Golden Boot Award: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2019/11/08/damien-cook-shortlisted-for-golden-boot-award/

Benji undecided on Kiwis future: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/08/benji-undecided-on-kiwis-future/

Proctor to replace Kenny Bromwich: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/08/proctor-to-replace-kenny-bromwich/

Austin to make Test debut on the wing: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/08/austin-to-make-test-debut-on-the-wing/

Embracing Fiji culture the secret to Bati's success: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/08/embracing-fiji-culture-the-secret-to-batis-success/

Sivo-Suli one-two punch has Kumuls on high alert: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/08/sivo-suli-one-two-punch-has-kumuls-on-high-alert/

Williams frustrated at not getting Lions share of game time: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/08/williams-frustrated-at-not-getting-lions-share-of-game-time/
 
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Fiji Bati have secured promotion to Pool A of next year's Oceania Cup after emerging 22-20 winners over the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in this afternoon's Test.