WOLLONGONG, Australia — Following on from games in cities such as Perth, Adelaide and Townsville, the 2003 Rugby World Cup hit another non-rugby union town when the steel city of Wollongong hosted the game that decided which team would finish last in Group D.

In a game that almost saw the first fatality of the tournament when a sea gull was hit by a kick ahead from Canadian winger Winston Stanley, Canada proved too strong for Tonga, winning 24-7 at WIN Stadium on Wednesday night.

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