Written by Alex Goff
Thursday, 15 November 2012 19:06
Tonga Gets Captain Back
Nili Latu returns to the Tonga lineup for Saturday's clash with the USA in Colwyn Bay, Wales.
Latu was under suspension last week and missed his team's narrow loss to Italy. He did start in a midweek loss to Newcastle.
Latu starts in place of Sione Vaiomo’unga in the #7 jersey. This is the only change from the team that pushed Italy close.
Two teammates will face off Saturday, as Tonga fullback Vungakoto Lilo and USA forward Inaki Basauri both play for Tarbes in the French Pro D2 league.
1 Alisona Taumalolo Perpignan
2 Elvis Taione Western Force
3 Halani ’Aulika London Irish
4 Joe Tu’ineau Aix en Provence
5 Tukulua Lokotui Wellington
6 Sitiveni Mafi Leicester
7 Nili Latu (C) NEC
8 Viliami Ma’afu
9 Taniela MoaPau
10 Fangatapu ’Apikotoa Amatori Rugby
11 Fetu’u Vainikolo Connacht
12 Sione Piukala Perpignan
13 Sukanaivalu Hufanga Newcastle Falcons
14 Will HeluFasi Ma’ufanga
15 Vungakoto Lilo Tarbes Pyrenees
16 Ilaisa Ma’asi Counties Manukau
17 Kisi Pulu Perpignan
18 Tevita Mailau Mont De Marsan
19 Hale T Pole Northland
20 Josh Afu Sunnybank
21 Viliame ’long i Marist Longoteme
22 Eddie Paea Eastern Suburbs
23 Alipate Fatafehi Lyon