Tonga's Rugby World Cup squad delighted passengers and social media users alike with their singing as they flew into Sapporo for their opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The Pacific Islanders will play 2003 champions England on Sunday in both teams' Pool C opener in Japan and appeared in excellent spirits upon arrival.
“Inflight entertainment on another level from @officialTongaRU," the tournament Twitter account posted.
Inflight entertainment on another level from @officialTongaRU. They’ve landed in #RWCSapporo ahead of their first… https://t.co/QVjiihJ2Pi— Rugby World Cup (@Rugby World Cup) 1568679248.0
The video has received more than 1,000 likes on Twitter and received tens of thousands of views.
Tonga are the lowest ranked side in Pool C, drawn alongside France, Argentina and the USA as well as England.
@rugbyworldcup @officialTongaRU @EnglandRugby We wish Tonga and Samoa and Fiji, all the best. They have the best ta… https://t.co/T8CbbA6ilV— CM (@CM) 1568696739.0
@rugbyworldcup @officialTongaRU @EnglandRugby Hiva Loi @samlousi— Konrad Hurrell (@Konrad Hurrell) 1568705265.0
@rugbyworldcup @officialTongaRU @EnglandRugby "We're gonna need a bigger plane..." Good luck @officialTongaRU— Paul Walker (@Paul Walker) 1568713099.0
@rugbyworldcup @officialTongaRU @EnglandRugby Just brilliant, love it— Brigette (@Brigette) 1568703471.0
England and Tonga most recently met at the 2007 World Cup in France, where England were made to work for a 36-20 victory before going on to lose in the final against South Africa.