RUGBY UNION - Coventry star Pat Pellegrini makes Tonga debut - The Coventry Observer

RUGBY UNION - Coventry star Pat Pellegrini makes Tonga debut

COVENTRY Rugby fly-half Pat Pellegrini made his international debut for Tonga as his country lost 36-20 to Pacific rivals Fiji in their first Test match of the year.

Pellegrini came off the bench in Lautoka but was unable to inspire Tonga to a comeback win in their Pacific Nations Cup opener.

The 22-year-old is currently part of a 35-man squad with further internationals to come against Japan and Samoa.

All three Tests will act as warm-up games for this year’s Rugby World Cup in France which begins on September 8.

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