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Posted Monday, July 8th 2019

Siale Piutau named in Tonga squad

Siale Piutau has been named in the Tonga squad for the forthcoming Pacific Nations Cup.

Tonga’s Pacific Nations Cup campaign kicks off against Samoa in Apia on July 27th, before playing Japan in Higashiosaka and Canada in Lautoka in consecutive weeks.

Following that, they face Fiji at Eden Park in Auckland as part of the Pasifika Challenge II on August 31st, while their final match before the World Cup is against the All Blacks at Waikato Stadium in Auckland on September 7th.

Tonga’s World Cup campaign kicks-off on September 22nd against England in Sapporo.

Tonga Pacific Nations Cup squad 2019:

FORWARDS

Paea Fa’anunu (Castres), Siegfried Fisi’ihoi (Stade Francais), Toma Taufa (Bayonne)*, Paul Ngauamo (Agen), Elvis Taione (Exeter Chiefs), Sefo Sakalia(Asia Pacific Dragons), Ma’afu Fia (Ospreys), Siua Halanukonuka (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Tameifuna (Racing 92), Leva Fifita (Grenoble), Onehunga Havili (Exeter Chiefs), Sam Lousi (Hurricanes)*, Steve Mafi (Castres), Zane Kapeli (Bay of Plenty), Fotu Lokotui (Kagifa Samoa), Nasi Manu (Benetton Treviso), Sione Vailanu (Saracens), Ma’ama Vaipulu (Castres).

BACKS

Sami Fisilau (Auckland Marist), Leon Fukofuka (Kagifa Samoa), Tane Takulua (Newcastle Falcons), James Faiva (SilverStorm El Salvador)*, Latiume Fosita(Kagifa Samoa), Otumaka Mausia (Auckland)*, Siale Piutau (Bristol Bears), Nafi Tuitavake (Northampton Saints), Viliami Lolohea (Papatoetoe), Afa Pakalani (Eastwood), Cooper Vuna (Bath), Tevita Halaifonua (Coventry), Fetuli Paea (Tasman).