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The Auckland Central U16 coach said he was moved by the number of supports received from the Tongan fans who turned up to support his team during the Auckland Rugby Unions Blues U16 tournament.
Four teams played during the last three weeks since September 7 are U16 Central, U16 West Team, U16 East Team, U16 South Team . The final will be held this Saturday 28.
Coach John Kens said, “We have lost two games with some bad luck, losing by one point to Auckland South, they had two intercept tries and we lost to the first placed team on Sunday by six points again very unlucky”, he told Kaniva Sports.
“The more time they play together the better they are performing as a team and they appear to have the strongest front row in the tournament.
There are 10 Tongans in the squad and Kens said he “thoroughly enjoyed the boys attitude to training and there natural skill level, the natural Tongan attitude is something that is refreshing and if they use this to their advantage they will do well and go far.
“The support of their respective families is also extremely important and all ten boys have this support.
Decent Tongan players in the Auckland Central U16 – Maake Tapueluelu, Kepu Lokotui, Keni Hala, Loketi Manu, Sean Fusitua, Siaosi Pulu, Sione Ahokava, Sione Taliai, Siosifa Tukutau, and Sunia FineFuieake.
The Central Team U16:
The Auckland Under 16 Central Team Management would like to thank all players who took part in the pre-season trainings and those who are unavailable for selection due to injury. Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the 2013 Auckland Under 16 Central Team:
Aleks Dabek (St Peters College)
Brook Wilson (Auckland Grammar)
Connor Wihongi (Auckland Grammar)
Daniel Perez (St Peters College)
Iliaitia Ravudi (Onehunga High School)
Keni Hala (Onehunga High School)
Kepu Lokotui (Onehunga High School)
Loketi Manu (Auckland Grammar)
Mahe Vailanu (Auckland Grammar)
Mark Tapueluelu (One Tree Hill College)
Noah Mataia (St Peters College)
Phillip Ega (St Pauls College)
Reiko Ioane (Auckland Grammar)
Sam McConnell (Auckland Grammar)
Sean Fusitua (Dilworth School)
Siaosi Kafalava (Auckland Grammar)
Siaosi Pulu (Marcellin College)
Sione Ahokava (Dilworth School)
Sione Taliai (Onehunga High School)
Siosifa Tukutau (Dilworth School)
Sunia FineFuieake (Auckland Grammar)
Theodore Solipo (St Peters College)
Uasi Leota (St Pauls College)
Wiseguy Faiane (Auckland Grammar)