Tonga RL name their best squad ever!!

Tonga have unofficially been made the dark horses for the upcoming rugby league world cup after releasing an impressive squad packed full of NRL/Super League stars.

Top of that list is former New Zealand Star forward Jason Taumalolo who informed the Kiwi head coach David Kidwell of his decision to play for Tonga only hours after appearing for the North Queensland Cowboys in Sundays Grand Final defeat!

Another name also confirmed today is that od Australian Prop Forward Andrew Fifita who was originally chosen for the defending champions and Cup favourites Australia, before contacting Head Coach Mal Meninga to officially withdraw his name.

Other stars that have nailed their colours to the Tongan team are Roosters Prop forward Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Parramatta forward Manu Ma’u and New Zealand Warriors duo of Solomone Kata and David Fusitu’a who were all expected to be named in the New Zealand squad.

These join they likes of Konrad Hurrell, Will Hopoate, Sam Moa, Sika Manu, Micheal Jennings, Daniel Tupou and Manu Vatuvei who all have multiple caps for either New Zealand or Australia.
While their seasons performances for Mahe Fonua of Hull and Ben Murdoch Masila have gained them called!
Tonga Rugby League World Cup 2017 Squad

• Andrew Fifita
• Mahe Fonua
• David Fusitu’a
• Siliva Havilli
• Ata Hingano
• Will Hopoate
• Konrad Hurrell
• Michael Jennings
• Solomone Kata
• Sione Katoa
• Samisoni Langi
• Tuimoala Lolohea
• Sika Manu
• Manu Ma’u
• Sam Moa
• Ben Murdoch-Masila
• Joe Ofahengaue
• Tevita Pangai jnr
• Ukuma Ta’ai
• Sio Siua Taukieaho
• Jason Taumalolo
• Peni Terepo
• Daniel Tupou
• Manu Vatuvei

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