Tonga have named their squad for next month's World Cup in South Africa. Of the squad, 11 players are New Zealand-based, with 10 from Australia and one from Japan. The rest are home-based. The team, known as Ikale Tonga or Sea Eagles, will be captained by the Manawatu New Zealand player Mana Otai, under a new coach, Fakahau Valu, who captained the side in the inaugural World Cup in New Zealand.
TONGA WORLD CUP SQUAD: Forwards: M Otai (capt), T Fukofuka, E Talaki, S Fe'ao, F Vunipola, F Masila, P Latukefu, F Mafi, W Lose, I Fenukitau, T Kefu, F Finau, I Afeaki, D Manu, F Fakaongo, F Mahoni, T Lutua. Backs: M Vunipola, A Mafi, E Vunipola, P Alatini, F Manukia, P Latu, S Ngauamo, A Taufa, T Va'enuku, S Taupeaafe, S Tu'ipulotu, T 'Isitolo, S Mafile'o, T Manako, N Tufui.Reuse content