Tonga have named their line-up that will take on the USA at Kingsholm on Saturday, as they look to build on last week’s win over Georgia.
Tonga have named their line-up that will take on the USA at Kingsholm on Saturday, as they look to build on last week’s 23-9 victory against Georgia.
Nili Latu will captain the XV, with Aleki Lutui, Sila Puafisi and Sione Kalamafoni all representing Tonga on their club home soil of Kingsholm.
Taniela Moa, who scored two tries off the bench against Georgia, continues to ride the pine.
The USA Eagles started their European tour a win of their own against Romania last weekend.
Tonga: 15 Vungakoto Lilo, 14 David Halaifonua, 13 Siale Piutau, 12 Hemani Paea, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Kurt Morath, 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 Taniela Moa, 22 Latiume Fosita, 23 Otulea Katoa.
Date: Saturday, November 15
Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
Venue: Kingsholm, Gloucester
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland), Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Television match official: RFU Appointment