Latu leads Tonga against Fiji

Date published: July 16 2015

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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