In their third match of the Federation Shield played in Castres on Sunday, France went down to Tonga 10-48. Down 22-6 at half time, the French could not catch up the defecit.
This defeat also means that France miss the Federation Shield final, since the winner of today's match advances to second place on two wins. So at Widnes next week Tonga will face England, who today scored seven tries (Including three by Ryan Atkins) to defeat Samoa 38-14.
Tonga 48 (Tuiaki, Richter 2, Fa'aoso, Uaisele 2, Smith, Moa tries, Mateo 6 goals, Moa 2 goals) defeated France 10 (Courtier, Guigue tries, Greseque goal). Crowd: approximately 8500. Referee: Mr. Ganson (ENG). France side: Renaud Guigue Olivier Charles Damien Courtier Sebastien Planas Frederic Zitter Maxime Gr�s�que James Wynne Jerome Guisset (c) Julien Rinaldi Adel Fellous Jamal Fakir Eric Anselme Gregory Mounis
Jean-Christophe Borlin David Ferriol Olivier Elima Christophe Moly
Tonga side: Fetuli Talanoa Makasini Richter Andrew Emelio Tyrone Smith Etu (Tonga) Uaisele (Ali) Feleti Mateo Lelea Paea Fuifui Moimoi (c) Eliakim Uasi Mickey Paea Lopini Paea Richard Fa'aoso Willie Tupou
Joe Falemaka Taniela Tuiaki Samuela Moa Sione Foliaki
Source: http://www.lequipe.fr (...via babelfish)