Tue 08 October

Tonga name star-studded squad for RLWC2013

Tonga name star-studded squad for RLWC2013

Tonga have announced arguably their strongest ever squad for an international tournament as they look to deliver on their potential at Rugby League World Cup 2013.

Victory over Samoa in an international earlier this year has heightened expectations ahead of the tournament, and Tonga will fancy their chances of progressing from Group C and into the knock-out stages of the tournament.

Manly's Brent Kite will captain the team and he is joined in the team by Sea Eagles team-mate Mahe Fonua, and a host of stars from the NRL, including former Kiwi and 2008 Rugby League World Cup winner Sika Manu.

There's a strong representation through the inclusion of Huddersfield's Ukuma Ta'ai, Hull KR's Mickey Paea and SaintsT' Willie Manu, while Sydney Havea flies the flag for domestic Tongan Rugby League.

Tonga face Scotland at Derwent Park in Workington on October 29, Cook Islands at Leigh Sports Village on November 5 and Italy at The Shay in Halifax on November 10.

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Squad: Sosaia Feki (Cronulla), Nesiasi Mataitonga (Cronulla), Pat Politoni (Cronulla), Brent Kite (Manly), Jorge Taufua (Manly), Mahe Fonua (Melbourne), Siosaia Vave (Melbourne), Siuatonga Likiliki (Newcastle), Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland), Fuifui Moimoi (Parramatta), Peni Terepo (Parramatta), Sika Manu (Penrith) Daniel Foster (Penrith), Samisoni Langi (Roosters), Nafe Seluini (Roosters), Daniel Tupou (Roosters), Glen Fisi'iahi (Warriors), Siliva Havili (Warriors), Konrad Hurrell (Warriors), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Wests), Ukuma Ta'ai (Huddersfield); Mickey Paea (Hull KR), Willie Manu (St Helens), Sydney Havea (Liahona Old Boys).


Tonga name star-studded squad for RLWC2013


Rugby League World Cup
Sat 23 NovNew Zealand 20-18 England
Sun 17 NovSamoa 4-22 Fiji
Sat 16 NovEngland 34-6 France
Fri 15 NovNew Zealand 40-4 Scotland
Mon 11 NovFrance 6-22 Samoa
Sun 10 NovWales 24-28 Cook Islands
Sat 09 NovEngland 34-12 Fiji
Fri 08 NovNew Zealand 56-10 Papua New Guinea
Thu 07 NovScotland 22-8 USA
Tue 05 NovTonga 22-16 Cook Islands

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