Tonga name Pacific Nations Cup squad

22nd May 2012, 13:21

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In Tonga squad: Kisi Pulu

In Tonga squad: Kisi Pulu

Tonga will bring together players based in ten countries to compile their squad for next month's Pacific Nations Cup tournament.

Tonga will bring together players based in ten countries to compile their squad for next month's Pacific Nations Cup tournament.

The 28-man squad named on Tuesday by head coach Toutai Kefu includes players based in Tonga, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Japan and Romania.

Tonga's World Cup captain, 34-year-old Finau Maka is not among the squad for the four-nation Pacific tournament in Japan and Fiji from June 5 to June 23.

The squad includes veterans Alaska Taufa and Fetu'u Vainikolo on the wings, Taniela Moa at scrum-half, Kisi Pulu at prop and Japan-based Kurt Morath at flyhalf.

Tonga: 'Ofa Fainga'anuku, Tevita Mailau, Sila Puafisi, Kisi Pulu, 'Ilaisa Ma'asi, Viliami Pola, Joe Tu'ineau, Joshua Afu, Tukulua Lokotui, Sione Kalamafoni, Steven Mafi, Paula Kaho, Sione Vaiomo'unga, 'Osaiasi Pepa Koloamatangi, Viliami Ma'afu, Taniela Moa, Thomas Palu, Kurt Morath, Eddie Paea, Sefa Vaka, Mafile'o Kefu, Siale Piutau, Kilifi Latu, 'Alipate Fatafehi, Fetu'u Vainikolo, Alaska Taufa, Daniel Kilioni, Viliame 'Iongi.