Tonga name PNC squad

Date published: June 23 2015

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Tonga have called on some experienced campaigners in their squad for the Pacific Nations Cup, with Nili Latu included.

The flanker, who is heading to Newcastle next season, joins the likes of Hale T Pole and Opeti Fonua in an experienced back-row, while elsewhere Sona Taumalolo and Soane Tonga'uiha are both named in the front-row.

In the backs Kurt Morath will be expected to pull the strings at fly-half, while Fetu'u Vainikolo is included among the outside backs.

Tonga will kick off the Pacific Nations Cup against Fiji in Suva.

Tonga squad for Pacific Nations Cup:

Forwards: Tevita Mailau, Sona Taumalolo, Soane Tonga'uiha, Siua Halanukonuka, Halani 'Aulika, Sila Puafisi, Elvis Taione, Kalafi Pongi, Sosefo Sakalia, Tukulua Lokotui, Uili Kolo'ofa'i, Joseph Tu’ineau, Steve Mafi, Hale T Pole, Viliami Fihaki, Nili Latu, Opeti Fonua, Viliami Ma’afu.

Backs: Sonatane Takulua, Taniela Moa, Sosefo Ma’ake, Latiume Fosita, Kurt Morath, Martin Naufahu, Sione Piukala, 'Alipate Fatafehi, Siale Piutau, 'Otulea Katoa, Fetu'u Vainikolo, Telusa Veainu, Vungakoto Lilo.

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