Tonga finalise World Cup squad

Date published: August 31 2015

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Newcastle Falcons second row Uili Kolo'ofa'i has been selected as Tonga's final player in their World Cup squad.

The 'Ikale Tahi had initially named a 30-man squad for the tournament, with one more player to be added at a later date, and they confirmed on Monday that Kolo'ofa'i would join the squad.

The 32-year-old was part of the Tongan team that finished third at the Pacific Nations Cup, and made his international debut back in 2013.

He has joined the rest of the squad which is currently in Romania as they continue their World Cup preparations.

Tonga squad for the World Cup:

Tevita Mailau (Perpignan), Alisona Taumalolo (Grenoble), Soane Tonga’uiha (Oyonnax), Halani Aulika (London Irish), Sila Puafisi    (Gloucester), Elvis Taione (Exeter Chiefs), Paula Ngauamo (Mont de Marsan), Aleki Lutui (Ampthill RFC), Tukulua Lokotui (Beziers), Joeseph Tuineau (Dax), Steve Mafi (Western Force), Uili Kolo'ofa'i (Newcastle Falcons), Opeti Fonua (Leicester Tigers), Hale T-Pole (Otago), Nili Latu (Newcastle Falcons), Jack Ram (Auckland Blues), Viliami Ma’afu (Oyonnax), Sione Kalamafoni (Gloucester), Sonatane Takulua (Newcastle Falcons), Samisoni Fisilau (Jersey RFC), Sosefo Ma’ake (Havelu Bulldogs), Kurt Morath (Biarritz), Latiume Fosita (Doncaster), Sione Piukala (Perpignan), Siale Piutau (Yamaha), Viliami Tahitu’a (Northland), Fetu’u Vainikolo (Oyonnax), Telusa Veainu (Melbourne Rebels), Tevita Halaifonua (Gloucester), William Helu (Edinburgh), Vungakoto Lilo (Montauban)

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