Latu leads Tonga in Kilmarnock

Date published: November 20 2014

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Tonga have named their side that will take on Scotland at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock this Saturday, with Nili Latu captaining the XV.

Tonga have named their side that will take on Scotland in Kilmarnock on Saturday, with Nili Latu leading them.

Joining Latu in a strong back-row will be Viliami Ma’afu and Sione Kalamafoni while ex-Canterbury prop Paea Fa’anunu is retained at tighthead.

Fetu’u Vainikolo and Siale Piutau are backline threats at wing and outside centre respectively as Tonga look to build on their win over the USA.

Tonga: 15 Vungakoto Lilo, 14 David Halaifonua, 13 Siale Piutau, 12 Hemani Paea, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Latiume Fosita, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 8 Viliami Ma’afu, 7 Nili Latu (capt), 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Joe Tu’ineau, 4 Tukulua Lokotui, 3 Paea Fa’anunu, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Tevita Mailau.
Replacements: 16 Elvis Taione, 17 Sione Lea, 18 Sila Puafisi, 19 Lisiate Fa’aoso, 20 Hale T Pole, 21 Tomasi Palu, 22 Kurt Morath, 23 Sione Piukala.

Date: Saturday, November 22
Venue: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Kickoff: 14:30 local (GMT)
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant Referees: Greg Garner (England), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO: Carlo Damasco (Italy)

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