Jason Taumalolo leads the post match victory Haka at the Ox & Palm Pacific Test Invitational. Toa Samoa v Mate Ma'a Tonga, Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney, Australia. 23rd June 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

92-10 is now officially Tonga’s biggest win in any Test, after they cruised to victory over the Cook Islands on the back of four tries from Will Penisini.

Tonga scored early and it was only set to get uglier from there for the Cook Islands.

Sione Katoa broke the line and Tupou was there to race away and score.

Jason Taumalolo then scored the first of his two tries, as the forward had everything to prove coming back from suspension.

Taumalolo shrugged off several Cook Islands defenders and barged over to score.

His second try was much simpler as he scooped up a loose ball and had an open passage to the try line.

Felise Kaufusi then made a break down the Tongan left and he found Tesi Niu back on the inside for another simple Tongan try.

After some swivelling from Moeaki Fotuaika, Soni Luke got his hands on the ball, grubbered and Will Penisini won the race to the ball for his first try of the match.

Mosese Suli then showed his is just as skilful with the boot as he is with an offload, grubbering ahead for Niu to win the race and score his second try.

The Tongans did not take their foot off the throat once as Penisini got his second courtesy of a penalty try after he was taken out without the ball in a try-scoring opportunity.

Tuimoala Lolohea then got in on the act after Katoa was able to bat the ball back and Lolohea grubbered ahead to win the race to the ball for his first try.

Veteran forward Felise Kaufusi then strolled through a yawning gap and after the conversion, Tonga remarkably led 52-0 at the break.

The action did not stop in the second half as Penisini then turned provider for Isaiya Katoa to stroll over.

Suli weaved his way past some poor Cook Islands defence to make a break and found Niu for his third try.

Lolohea nabbed his second with a short-side dummy half burrow on the back of a big break by Tupou and Talatau Amone.

Lolohea was at it again with a big break and he found Penisini on his inside to score his third try of the game.

Tupou then showed some silky skills to cut inside the Cook Islands defence to score his second.

The Cook Islands would finally get on the board in the second half as Steven Marsters showed brute strength to power over despite the attention of several defenders.

Penisini grabbed his fourth try as he ducked and weaved his way around the Cook Islands defence leaving them bamboozled.

Kaufusi would make another break, this time through the middle, and he found Amone backing up to score to cap off a comprehensive Tongan win.

The Cook Islands would score the final try, though as Brad Takairangi intercepted and unselfishly handed the ball to Tinirau Arona to score.

Cook Islands coach Tony Iro admits that he was disappointed with his side’s performance in this clash.

“Very disappointing,” Iro said.

“I thought we competed really well our last two games and I didn’t see that coming to be honest.”

Tongan coach Kristian Woolf praised his side and labelled them as outstanding from the get-go.

“I thought we were outstanding and had a different intent about us from the start,” Woolf said.

Tonga 92 (Penisini 4, Niu 3, Taumalolo 2, Lolohea 2, Tupou 2, Kaufusi, I. Katoa, Amone; G: I. Katoa 4) def. Cook Islands 10 (S. Marsters, Arona; G: S. Marsters 1).

NRL News Player of the Game

3. Jason Taumalolo (TON)

2. Will Penisini (TON)

1. Tuimoala Lolohea (TON)

Tongan centre Will Penisini

By ricky

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