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Wales A beat Tonga's second team.

RUGBY UNION: Wales A ground out an uninspiring 26-23 victory over Tonga's second team at Llanelli last night - fly-half Lee Jarvis kicking 16 points to steer them home.

A paltry crowd of just over 1,000 saw Pontypridd wing Gareth Wyatt claim a first-half try, while a dominant Welsh scrum earned a 54th-minute penalty try, but the overall skill level was desperately poor.

Injuries to both of Tonga's props meant that the final quarter saw uncontested scrums, yet the tourists finished strongly and hooker Aleki Lutui's late touchdown caused a few flutters in the home camp.

But Jarvis' kicking ultimately proved significant - he slotted three penalties, two conversions and a drop goal - as a spirited Tongan outfit were kept at bay.
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Title Annotation:Rugby Union
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Nov 14, 2001
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