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‘Ikale Tahi Team for the Rugby World Cup 2011

The Tonga Rugby Union Authority is pleased to announce today the Tonga ‘Ikale Tahi Team to represent the Kingdom of Tonga to the Rugby World Cup 2011 to be held in New Zealand.

The team is as follows:

1                   ‘Aleki ‘Aho Lutui
2                   Ephraim Taukafa
3                   ‘Aloisio ‘IlaisiaMa’asi
4                   Faka’anau ki ‘Alisona Taumalolo
5                   Kisi Pulu
6                   Soane LongopoaTonga’uiha
7                   Halani ‘Aulika
8                   Taufa’aoFilise
9                   Kelekolio PainoHehea
10                Sione LamipetiNgaluTimani
11                Tukulua‘Atu Lokotui
12                Joseph Mark LaifoneTu’ineau
13                Sione Ma’akeKalamafoni
14                Finau Maka, (Captain)
15                Viliami Suaesi Ma’afu
16                SamiuKaufusi Vahafolau
17                Sione Fale ki he FoheVaiomo’unga
18                ‘Unaloto ki Pulotu Vea Teutaua.k.aTaniela Moa
19                Thomas Ta’ufo’ou Palu
20                SamisoniFisilau
21                Kurt Stanley Morath
22                Siale VaileaPiutau
23                Latu ‘Alipate H Naqasima Fatafehi
24                Andrew KautongaMa’ilei
25                SukanaivaluIkavukaHufanga
26                William Fetu’ufukaUkumakiAorereHelu
27                Fetu’umoanaVainikolo
28                Alaska NikolasiTaufa
29                ViliameVolovola ‘Iongi
30                VungakotoFilimoneLilo(Vice Captain)

Management Team:

31                ‘Isitolo Maka, Head Coach
32                Siua Taumalolo, Assistant Coach (Backs)
33                Rodger SiaosiToutai Kefu, Assistant Coach (Forwards)
34                John Gregory McKee, Technical Advisor
35                Christopher John LowrieBoyd, Skills and Defensive Coach
36                Daniel Michael Cron, Scrum Coach
37                Matthew Ross Blair, Strength & Conditioner
38                DrFaka’osiFolauPifeleti, Team Doctor
39                Leevan Santos, Physiotherapist
40                Alioth Sinclair Helu, Massage Therapist
41                ‘Asipeli ‘Aminiasi Kefu, Team Manager
42                ‘EtonisiaTongafaleolaTonga, Team Media Manager
43                Sione TupoumalohiLatu, Baggage Handler
44                Semisi Ian Reginald Fonua, Accredited Official
45                Rev. Tevita ‘AhoafiLatailakepa, Accredited Official

The ‘Ikale Tahi will depart for the Rugby World Cup in the morning of Monday 5 September 2011.

The ‘Ikale Tahi is currently training every morning and afternoon at the field of the Sia’atoutai Theological College for this week only.

In the evening of Sunday 28 August 2011, there will be a combined prayer service at the FWC Centenary Church led by the Church leaders as a dedicated service for the ‘Ikale Tahi in preparation for the Rugby World Cup tournament.

From Monday 29 September the team will then go into camp and will be training at the Soccer Centre at Loto Tonga, Veitongo.

The Churches will be visiting the team every evening up to Sunday 4 September to provide a prayer service for the team, and offer any assistance they would want to make for the ‘Ikale Tahi.

The Board of Directors and the Coaches and Team would like to thank all the people in Tonga and around the world for their prayers and support, and hope this continues throughout and up to the end of the Rugby World Cup campaign.

‘Aminiasi Kefu

Deputy Chairman

23 August 2011

For any further inquiries, contact:

Mr ‘Aminiasi Kefu
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Salote Road, Fasimoeafi
Telephone: (676) 26 044 (Office) / (676) 7715314
Email: aminiasi@kalianet.to

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