An interesting contest between two of the smaller nations.
Similar national income (GDP per capita), although Tonga has the smallest population in RWC at just over 100,000 inhabitants.
Similarly to Eng vs Fiji, a temperate European nation meets a Southern Hemisphere tropic.
Tonga has the highest ratio of Registered Players to Total Population in the tournament.
|GDP per Capita (USD 2005)||2572||1970|
|Arable land %||22,22||5,79|
|Affiliated players / total population %||13,4%||0,2%|
|Sources: World Bank, ONS, World Rugby, own calculations|