‘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
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
21 Kurt Stanley Morath
22 Siale VaileaPiutau
23 Latu ‘Alipate H Naqasima Fatafehi
24 Andrew KautongaMa’ilei
26 William Fetu’ufukaUkumakiAorereHelu
28 Alaska NikolasiTaufa
29 ViliameVolovola ‘Iongi
30 VungakotoFilimoneLilo(Vice Captain)
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.
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