On Saturday night, Ireland played Tonga in their second Pool A game of the Rugby World Cup. Ireland continued their winning start to the World Cup with a bonus-point victory over Tonga. With a fourth goal, Sexton surpassed Ronan O’Gara as Ireland’s all-time leading scorer. At the Rugby World Cup, record-breaker Johnny Sexton propels Andy Farrell’s team to another decisive victory as they run wild and score essential bonus points.
Andy Farrell will be happy that his team went on to 10 points. The next week’s highly anticipated matchup with holders South Africa in Paris, even though the Irish faced more difficulties here than they did in their 12-try thrashing of Romania.
The world’s top-ranked squad crucially appeared to avoid vital player injuries once more. With Farrell even given the luxury of terminating Sexton’s night at halftime after the out-half’s record-breaking effort. When they face Scotland in Nice on Sunday week, Tonga, who did not play last week, will want to get their momentum back.
Record Breaker Sexton
The head coach of Ireland, recognised the threat posed by Tonga by selecting a team that was nearly at full strength. After witnessing his team easily defeat Romania in their opening game last week. While Tonga, who had four former All Blacks in their lineup. They clearly outclassed Romania in terms of talent, the Irish were able to contain their opponents’ early momentum in order to earn the bonus point before the half.
Once more, Sexton contributed to an Irish victory. Before being hooked at halftime with his job done. The bonus point secured, the 38-year-old, who will retire after the World Cup. Finished the night with a career total of 1,090 points, seven more than O’Gara. “This evening, I don’t think it’s about individual accomplishments,”
Good Win for Ireland
The 15th-ranked squad in the world was simply unable to compete with Ireland. The television match official (TMO) disallowed Ireland prop Andrew Porter’s opening try for Hansen’s knock-on after Sexton and William Havili traded early penalties.
However, Ireland didn’t have to wait for long since Beirne eventually shattered Tonga’s initial resistance. The move was completed by the Munster lock, who scored twice against Romania, stretching to touch down under the posts after Sexton’s turnover of play. When Solomone Kata fouled James Lowe, the Grand Slam champions were awarded a penalty deep within the Tongan 22. Havili’s second penalty cut the lead to four, but Ireland were given a second try, with Doris crossing the line.