Four changes for Tonga

Date published: November 20 2013

Tonga have made four changes to their starting XV for Friday's clash against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Tonga have made four changes to their starting XV for Friday's clash against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Loosehead Prop Sona Taumalolo is serving a four-match suspension after receiving a red card for punching France lock Yoann Maestri, during last weekend's clash in Le Havre.

He has been replaced by Melbourne Rebels front-row Eddie (Aholelei, who is joinewd up front by Sila Puafisi who replaces tighthead Tevita Mailau.

In other changes, Oyonnax back-row Viliami Ma'afu comes in for Taniela Moa at the base of the scrum while Latiume Fosita starts at fly-half in place of Fangatapu 'Apikotoa. Flanker Nili Langilangi Lotu will captain the side.

Tonga: 15 Vunga Lilo, 14 Fetu'u Vainikolo, 13 Siale Piutau, 12 Sione Piukala, 11 Viliami Helu 10 Latiume Fosita, 9 Taniela Moa, 8 Viliami Ma'afu, 7 Nili Latu Langilangi (c), 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Joe Tu'ineau, 4 Lua Lokotui, 3 Sila Puafisi, 2 Vaea Taione, 1 Eddie (Aholelei.
Replacements: 16 Suliasi Taufalele, 17 Taione Vea, 18 Tevita Mailau, 19 Hale T Pole, 20 Opeti Fonua, 21 Samisoni Fisilau, 22 Fangatapu 'Apikotoa, 23 David Halaifonua.

Date: Friday, November 22
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official: Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

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