ʻĪkale-Tahi squad for november tour named

The 30-strong ‘Īkale-Tahi squad to take on Scotland, Georgia and the United States next month was named last week by Tonga Rugby Union.

The side will be captained by Japan’s NEC Rockets back Nili Lātū.

The squad departs for England at the end of this month.

Read more: Former Springboks’ coach Jake White offers to help ‘Ikale-Tahi

ʼIkale-Tahi itinerary for November tour 2014
Dates Activities
Sunday 26th October Team Assemble in the University of Central Lancaster, Preston.
Monday 27th – Wednesday 29th October Regulation 9 Camp in Preston
Wednesday 29th/Thursday 30th October Players return to their clubs (if applicable)
Sunday 2nd November Arrival into Georgia
Saturday 8th November Match vs Georgia
Sunday 9th November Departure from Georgia to Gloucester
Saturday 15th November Match vs USA @ Gloucester
Sunday 16th November Depart Gloucester for Scotland
Saturday 22nd November Match vs Scotland @ Kilmarnock, Scotland
Sunday 23rd November Departure back to clubs or point of origin.

 

Props

  1. ʻAlisona Taumalolo,
  2. Halani Aulika,
  3. Tevita Mailau,
  4. Taione Vea,
  5. Sila Puafisi,

Hookers

  1. Vaea Taione,
  2. Paula Ngauamo,
  3. Aleki Lutui,

Locks

  1. Tukulua Lokotui,
  2. Joe Tuineau,
  3. Lisiate Faaoso,
  4. Hale T Pole,

Backrows

  1. Nili Latu,
  2. Amanaki Mafi,
  3. Viliami Fihaki,
  4. Maama Vaipulu,
  5. Viliami Maafu,

Halfbacks

  1. Sonatane Tukulua,
  2. Thomas Palu,
  3. Taniela Moa,

First five

  1. Latiume Fosita,
  2. Kurt Morath,
  3. Liueli Simote,

Backs

  1. Sione Piukala,
  2. Siale Piutau,
  3. Fetuu Vainikolo,
  4. Daniel Kilioni,
  5. Otulea Katoa,
  6. David Halaifonua,
  7. Vungakoto Lilo

Management

  1. Soape Tuʻiono – Manager
  2. Mana ʻŌtai – Head Coach
  3. Siua Taumālolo – Assistant Head Coach
  4. Michael Casey – Assistant Coach
  5. Jake White – Technical Asistant
  6. Dr Fakaʻosi Pifeleti – Doctor
  7. Māvae ʻOtumuli – Physio
  8. Tim Grey – Physio
  9. Semisi Fonua – S&C
  10. Lano Fonua – Logistic Manager
  11. Declan Orloff – Video Analyst
  12. Peter Harding –  HPM

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