Latu leads Tonga against Fiji

Date published: July 16 2015

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Nili Latu will lead Tonga as they kick off their Pacific Nations Cup campaign away to Fiji in Suva on Saturday.

The veteran flanker will be joined by Hale T Pole and Viliami Ma'afu in the back row, while Taniela Moa and Latiume Fosita combine in the half-backs.

Tonga will then set off to North America for their remaining pool games against Canada and the USA.

Tonga: 15 Vunga Lilo, 14 Telusa Veainu, 13 Alipate Fatafehi, 12 Sione Piukala, 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo, 10 Latiume Fosita, 9 Taniela Moa, 8 Viliami Ma'afu, 7 Nili Latu (c), 6 Hale T Pole, 5 Tukulua Lokotui, 4 Steve Mafi, 3 Halani Aulika, 2 Elvis Taione, 1 Alisona Taumalolo.
Replacements: 16 Sosefo Sakalia, 17 Tevita Mailau, 18 Sila Puafisi, 19 Joe Tu'ineau, 20 Viliami Fihaki, 21 Sonatane Takulua, 22 Kurt Morath, 23 Otulea Katoa.

Date: Saturday, 18 July
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Suva
Kick-off: 15:00 local (03:00 GMT)
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

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