Ikale Tahi squad for 2013 European tour

The ‘Ikale Tahi squad for the end of year tour to Europe was named in Nuku’alofa today by the TRU Board.

The 30-strong squad leaves on 28 October for a three-match tour with matches against Romania in Bucharest on November 9, France on November 16 and Wales on November 22.

The squad for the 'Ikale Tahi European Tour is:


  1. Alisona Taumalolo (32) Perpignan, France
  2. Tevita Mailau (28) Mont De Marsan, France
  3. Taione Vea (24) London Wasp, UK
  4. Sila Puafisi (25) Tasman Mako, New Zealand
  5. Edmund Aholelei (31) Melbourne Rebels, Australia


  1. Vaea Taione (30) Jersey Rugby Club, UK
  2. Ilaisa Ma’asi (31) CS Vienne, France
  3. Suliasi Taufalele (25) Counties Manukau, New Zealand


  1. Tukulua Lokotui (33) Gloucester, United Kingdom
  2. Uili Kolo’ofai (31) US Colomiers, France
  3. Opeti Fonua (27) Bayonne, France


  1. Viliami Fainga’a (25) GPS Brisbane, Australia
  2. Nili Latu (31) NEC Green Rockets, Japan
  3. Viliami Fihaki (26) North Harbour, New Zealand
  4. Hale T Pole (34) Southland, New Zealand
  5. Sione Kalamafoni (25) Gloucester, United Kingdom
  6. Villiami Ma’afu (31) Oyonnax, France


  1. Samisoni Fisilau (26) Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  2. Tomasi Palu (27) Wellington, New Zealand
  3. Taniela Moa (31) Pau, France

Inside Backs

  1. Lisiate Havili (25) NTT Communications, Japan
  2. Latiume Fosita (21) Northland, New Zealand
  3. Fangatapu Apikatoa (30) Marist ‘Apifo’ou, Tonga

Midfield Backs

  1. Manu Ahota’e’iloa (27) Bayonne, France
  2. Sione Piukala (28) Perpignan, France
  3. Siale Piutau (27) Yamaha, Japan

Outside Backs

  1. Will Helu (24) London Wasps, United Kingdom
  2. Fetu’u Vainikolo (28) Exeter, United Kingdom
  3. Vungakoto Lilo (30) Trabes Pyreness, France
  4. David Halaifonua (26) Hofoa, Tonga

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