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Island teams look all set to jet home early

Tonga's hopes of moving to the knock out stage of the competition was snuffed out by the Argentines. Photo: Planet Rugby

Tonga’s hopes of moving to the knock out stage of the competition was snuffed out by Argentina. Photo: Planet Rugby

All three Pacific island teams look set to make an early exit from the 2015 Rugby World Cup after mediocre performances for the first three weeks of the competition.

Fiji after being crowned the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup champions in August lost all of their first three matches against England, Australia and Wales before winning their last match against Uruguay.

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Pacific Islands magic missing – and Rugby World Cup suffers

Tonga's early loss to Georgia set the tone for a disappointing opening phase to the Rugby World Cup by Pacific Islands teams.

Tonga’s early loss to Georgia set the tone for a disappointing opening phase to the Rugby World Cup by Pacific Islands teams.

The biggest disappointment from the opening phases of the Rugby World Cup has been the lack of impact from the Pacific Island teams.

A relieved Tonga are crowing about seeing off Namibia 35-21 in the latest island effort.

That’s mainly because it is an improvement on their first-round loss to Georgia.

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