50 Players for ‘Ikale Tahi Head Coach

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Wednesday 20 April 2011

50 Players for ‘Ikale Tahi Head Coach

A squad of fifty (50) players was today announced by ‘Isitolo Maka, ‘Ikale Tahi Head Coach as part of the ‘Ikale Tahi preparation in the lead up to Rugby World Cup 2011.

The 50 is a mixture of local and overseas based players with opportunities to perform at the Churchill Cup, the IRB Pacific Nations Cup and the 2 test matches against Fiji.

1.  Soane Tonga’uiha

2.  Alisona Taumalolo

3.  Kisi Pulu

4.  Tonga Lea’aetoa

5.  Halani ‘Aulika

6.  Maleko Latu

7.  Tukulua Lokotui

8.  Sitaleki Timani

9.  ‘Emosi Kauhenga

10.  Lisiate Fa’aoso

11.  Paino Hehea

12.  Joe Tu’ineau
13.  Sione Kalamafoni

14.Sitiveni O. Mafi

15.  Josh Afu

16.  Samiu Vahafolau

17.  Finau Maka

18.  Viliami Ma’afu

19.  Sione Timani

20.  Ifalemi Taukafa

21.  Antonio Halangahu

22.  Semisi Telefoni

23.  Ilaisa Ma’asi

24.  Pepa Koloamatangi

25.  Samisoni Fisilau

26.  Daniel Morath

27.  Etimoni Paea

28.  Tomasi Palu

29.  Soane Havea

30.  Kurt Morath

31.  Paula Kaho

32.  Tevita Ula

33.  Viliami Iongi

34.  Mafile’o Kefu

35.  Andrew Ma’ilei

36.  Tomasi Sili

37.  Alipate Fatafehi

38.  Alaska Taufa

39.  Viliami Helu

40.  Atieli Pakalani

41.  Tevita Halaifonua

42.  Mateo Malupo

43.  Vunagkoto Lilo

44.  Cooper Vuna

45.  Siale Piutau

46.  Hudson Tonga’uiha

47.  Silivenusi Taumoepeau

48.  Taufa’ao Filise

49.  Sione Fonua

50.  Pasuka Mapakaitolo

At the conclusion of Churchill Cup, a final squad is required to be submitted to Rugby World Cup.

The final Rugby World Cup team of 30 players has to be named by the 22nd August 2011. With the representative program for the ‘Ikale Tahi in June, July and August, each of the players named above will have every opportunity to press for selection in the final 30.

END/NGATA’ANGA

Contact:
Melenaite Højelsen
Tel: +676 26-045
Fax: +676 26-044
Mob: +676 840-5383
Email: naite.hojelsen@tongarugbyunion.tbu.to

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