There is also a top 10 player among those who will play access to the 2023 World Cup next month
Very busy weeks in Tonga Road, which in July will face the All Blacks first (July 3) and then (10 and 17) play the two play-offs for direct access to the 2023 World Cup against Samoa. In New Zealand by a very renewed island team. In fact, of the 30 called up, there are 15 potential emerging players, with 22 players who usually play for New Zealand teams, four in France, one in Japan and one in Italy. There is also an editorial Petrarca James Faiva among the players called by Toutai Kefu. It must also be said that almost all those coming from abroad are carrying out the quarantine period in New Zealand, something that Ben Mifuna may soon be exposed to: the Giant Bordeaux Tower participates in the first 14 qualifying, and the duration of his adventure. It will depend the transfer to the Tonga national team.
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The team leader will be Sonatani Takulwa, who was appointed after Biaotau’s retirement, and it will not be easy for him to run a group with little international experience. According to the words of Tonga’s CEO of rugby Peter Harding, unfortunately, the situation previously seen has been repeated in the past, with many players having to drop the call due to contract issues with their club.
Remember, whoever wins the Samoa-Tonga double-header will immediately separate the 2023 World Cup ticket, while the loser will play another playoff.
These are the players Tonga have called up for matches in the All Blacks and Samoa:
Jethro Felemi (Reds, Australia), Duke Nginingini* (County, NZ), Jay Fonokalafi (Grammar Tech, NZ), Siua Maile (Manawatu, NZ), Sam Moli* (Tasman, NZ), Luatangi Li* (Northland, NZ) ))), Sila Puafisi (Counties, New Zealand), Ben Tameifuna (Bordeaux, France), Sione Tuipolotu* (Auckland, New Zealand), Harrison Mataele (Grammar Tech, NZ), Don Lolo* (Taieri, NZ), Solomone Funaki* (Highlanders, New Zealand), Zain Capelli (Chefs, New Zealand), Nasi Manu (Canterbury, New Zealand), Viliami Tolani* (Chefs, New Zealand), Matiyaki Kvatolo* (Wellington, New Zealand), Sonatani Takoloa (Toulon, France), Leon Fukovuka (Hunter), Australia), Why Halo* (North Harbor, NZ), James Faiva (Padua, Italy), Kalione Hala (Counties, New Zealand), Hosea Saumaki* (Cannon, Japan), Fine Inisi* (North Harbor, NZ) ), Sam Vaka* (Agen, France), Nafi Tu’itavake (Massey, NZ), Walter Fifita* (North Harbor, NZ), Nikolai Foliaki* (Northland, NZ), John Tapuelu* (Otago, NZ), Penikolo L atu (Hook Bay, New Zealand), Malitua Hinganno (Bayon, France).
With * possible rookies
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