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Four changes for Tonga

20th November 2013 16:09

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Nili Latu Tonga v France 2013

Nili Latu Langilangi: Tonga's skipper

Tonga have made four changes to their starting XV for Friday's clash against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Loosehead Prop Sona Taumalolo is serving a four-match suspension after receiving a red card for punching France lock Yoann Maestri, during last weekend's clash in Le Havre.

He has been replaced by Melbourne Rebels front-row Eddie (Aholelei, who is joinewd up front by Sila Puafisi who replaces tighthead Tevita Mailau.

In other changes, Oyonnax back-row Viliami Ma'afu comes in for Taniela Moa at the base of the scrum while Latiume Fosita starts at fly-half in place of Fangatapu 'Apikotoa. Flanker Nili Langilangi Lotu will captain the side.

Tonga: 15 Vunga Lilo, 14 Fetu'u Vainikolo, 13 Siale Piutau, 12 Sione Piukala, 11 Viliami Helu 10 Latiume Fosita, 9 Taniela Moa, 8 Viliami Ma'afu, 7 Nili Latu Langilangi (c), 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Joe Tu'ineau, 4 Lua Lokotui, 3 Sila Puafisi, 2 Vaea Taione, 1 Eddie (Aholelei.
Replacements: 16 Suliasi Taufalele, 17 Taione Vea, 18 Tevita Mailau, 19 Hale T Pole, 20 Opeti Fonua, 21 Samisoni Fisilau, 22 Fangatapu 'Apikotoa, 23 David Halaifonua.

Date: Friday, November 22
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official: Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

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Pool A
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PosTeamPPts
1New Zealand420
2France411
3Tonga49
4Canada46
5Japan42