Tonga announce team for New Zealand opener

(Rugby News Service) Wednesday 7 September 2011
 
Tonga announce team for New Zealand opener
Finau Maka will captain Tonga against New Zealand

AUCKLAND, 7 Sept. - Tonga head coach Isitolo Maka on Wednesday announced his team to play their opening match in Pool A against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland, on Friday 9 September.

Tonga:

1. Soane Tonga'uiha
2. Aleki Lutui
3. Taufa'ao Filise
4. Paino Hehea
5. Joseph Tuineau
6. Sione Kalamafoni
7. Finau Maka (c)
8. Viliami Ma'afu
9. Taniela Moa
10. Kurt Morath
11. Siale Piutau
12. Andre Ma'ilei
13. Sukanaivalu Hufanga
14. Viliame Iongi
15. Vungakoto Lilo

Replacements:

16. Ephraim Taukafa
17. Alisona Taumalolo
18. Kisi Pulu
19. Sione Timani
20. Samiu Vahafolau
21. Samisoni Fisilau
22. Aviate Fatafehi

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