Argentina beat Tonga 28-12 at Rugby World Cup

The more fancied Argentina capitalised on some Tongan handling errors in the first half to race to a quick lead and resisted a brave fight-back from the underdogs in an entertaining match at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium.

Argentina's lock Matias Alemano (L) reacts in a scrum during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Argentina and Tonga at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka on 28 September 2019. Picture: AFP

HIGASHIOSAKAA - A first-half hat-trick by hooker Julian Montoya was enough to give Argentina a bonus-point win against Tonga at the Rugby World Cup, beating the spirited Pacific islanders 28-12 on Saturday.

The more fancied Argentina capitalised on some Tongan handling errors in the first half to race to a quick lead and resisted a brave fight-back from the underdogs in an entertaining match at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium.