Five new faces in ‘Īkale Tahi PNC squad

‘Īkale-Tahi head coach Mana-kae-tau ‘Ōtai has named his squad for the Pacific Nation Cup 2015.

Melbourne Rebels winger Telusa Veainu, Tonga U20 players Martin Manukia, Sōsefo Sakalia, Kalafi Pongi and Tonga A player Sosefo Maʻake are the five new faces in the Ikale Tahi squad announced for the Pacific Nation Cup next month.

Otai keeps some old guards in the squad such as captain Nili Lātū,  Hale.T.Pole, ʻŌpeti Fonua, Sona Taumālolo, Kurt Morath and Soane Tongaʻuiha .

Tonga will kick off the Pacific Nations Cup against Fiji in Suva at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday, July 18 at 3pm.

The ʻĪkale Tahi

Forwards: Tevita Mailau, Sona Taumālolo, Soane Tonga’uiha, Siua Halanukonuka, Halani ‘Aulika, Sila Puafisi, Elvis Taione, Kalafi Pongi, Sōsefo Sakalia, Tukulua Lokotui, Uili Koloʻofaʻi, Joseph Tuʻineau, Steve Mafi, Hale .T. Pole, Viliami Fīhaki, Nili Lātū, ʻŌpeti Fonua, Viliami Maʻafu.

Backs: Sonatane Takulua, Taniela Moa, Sōsefo Maʻake, Latiume Fositā, Kurt Morath, Martin Naufahu, Sione Piukala, ‘Alipate Fatafehi, Siale Piutau, ‘Otulea Kātoa, Fetu’u Vainikolo, Telusa Veainu, Vungakoto Lilo.

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