Tongan captain Nili Latu could join Newcastle Falcons

Tongan captain and flanker, Nili Latu will possibly join the Newcastle Falcons after eight seasons of playing for the Japanese side NEC Green Rockets.

The 33-year-old flanker began his career in New Zealand with provincial side, Bay of Plenty in the Air New Zealand Cup. He made his debut for Tonga on June 4, 2006 against Japan.

Two Tongan rugby players, back rower Uili Kolo’ofai and half back Tane Takulua already joined the Newcastle squad.

Tongan former winger Epi Taione who is currently chairman of Tonga Rugby Union played for the Falcons.

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