Tonga A to face junior japan at world pacific rugby challenge

Tonga A and Junior Japan are set to open the World Rugby Pacific Challenge tomorrow afternoon  March 8,  2016 at 3:30pm at ANZ Stadium Suva, Fiji.

The team consists of all local players selected from the Lavengamalie Local Competition, a composition of mostly young players under age 25.

The team for tomorrow:

1. Loosehead prop Vakaolafehi Pole’o
2. Hooker Taimikovi Fangatua
3. Tighthead prop Sailosi Malimali
4. Left lock Vainanuma Manu
5. Right lock Charlie Pahulu
6. Left flanker Timote Paseka
7. Right flanker Bruce Folau
8. Number eight Sione Lolohea (c)


9. Scrum half Sosefo Ma’ake
10. Fly half Patelesio ‘One’one
11. Left wing Tu’ihakavalu Ika
12. Left centre Alfred Hausia
13. Right centre Siosaia Palei
14. Right wing Atelea Moa
15. Full back Samuela Fiefia
16. Front row Sione Vaea
17. Front row Isitolo Tuumotoa
18. Front row ‘Aisea To’a
19. Solomone Lavaka
20. Joji Tu’ipulotu
21. Mateo Malupo
22. Fe’ofa’aki Kaumavae
23. Lemeki Moala


The Coaching Officials are;

Head coach – ‘Isileli fatani

Assistant coach – Eufemio Taholo ‘Anitoni and Soane Havea

Scrum Coach & S & C trainer – Kuata Tokolahi

Team Manager – Manu Mataele

Physio – Siosaia Vakasiuola


Tues 8 March      Japan A V Tonga A ANZ Stadium 3.30pm

Fiji Warriors V Samoa A ANZ Stadium 6.00pm

Sat 12 March        Samoa A V Tonga A ANZ Stadium 3.30pm

Fiji Warriors V Japan A ANZ Stadium 6.00pm

Thurs 17 March   Samoa A V Japan A ANZ Stadium 3.30pm

Fiji Warriors V Tonga A ANZ Stadium 6.00pm

Mon 21 March     3rd V 4th ANZ Stadium 3.30pm

1st V 2nd ANZ Stadium 6.00pm

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