International round-up: Germany, Tonga win

Date published: November 16 2016

Germany triumphed in their first ever match against Uruguay, while Spain were defeated at home by Tonga.

Germany 24-21 Uruguay

Christopher Hilsenbeck was Germany's hero at the Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion in Frankfurt last Saturday after his late penalty clinched a dramatic win over Uruguay.

Uruguay surged into an early lead, scoring a try after just 90 seconds and went 15-3 ahead.

But the hosts produced a powerful second-half performance to tie the scores at 21-21 before Hilsenbeck kicked the winning penalty just before the final whistle.

Spain 13-28 Tonga

Tonga never looked losing against Spain at the Ciudad Universitaria in Madrid, despite going behind to an early Brad Linklater penalty. Tries from Daniel Faleafa and Fetu%u02BBu Vainikolo handed the visitors a 14-3 half-time.

Tonga did lose Faleafa to a yellow card before the break and Spain promptly hit back, scoring a try through David Barrera.

Linklater responded to Sonatane Takulua's try to give Spain hope at 21-13, before Kali Hala's try in the 79th minute put the seal on the win.

Other international results:

Russia 19-15 Zimbabwe
Hong Kong 51-5 Papua New Guinea
Madagascar 54-17 Ukraine
Cyprus 28-38 Israel
Czech Republic 15-6 Lithuania
Portugal 26-21 Belgium
Tunisia 14-15 Senegal
Chile 30-12 South Korea
Russia 49-19 Papua New Guinea
Hong Kong 34-11 Zimbabwe

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