AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 25: Tuimoala Lolohea and Daniel Tupou of Tonga during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Semi Final match between Tonga and England at Mt Smart Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Tonga have named their 22-man squad to face New Zealand in Auckland next Saturday.

The squad is mainly comprised on NRL players, with Tuimoala Lolohea the only player named in the squad from the English Super League.

North Queensland utility John Asiata, Manly hooker Manase Fainu, Broncos centre Kotoni Staggs, Gold Coast prop Moeaki Fotuaika and Roosters forward Sitili Tupouniua are the uncapped players in the squad.

The final Tonga team to face New Zealand will be named at the end of this weekend’s NRL fixtures.

Tonga squad
John Asiata (North Queensland Cowboys)
Manase Fainu (Manly Sea Eagles)
Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
Addin Fonua-Blake (Manly Sea Eagles)
Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)
David Fusi’tua (New Zealand Warriors)
Siliva Havili (Canberra Raiders)
Will Hopoate (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Michael Jennings (Parramatta Eels)
Robert Jennings (Wests Tigers)
Solomone Kata (New Zealand Warriors)
Sione Katoa (Penrith Panthers)
Tuimoala Lolohea (Leeds Rhinos)
Manu Ma’u (Parramatta Eels)
Tevita Pangai jnr (Brisbane Broncos)
Kotoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos)
Tevita Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Siosiua Taukeiaho (Sydney Roosters)
Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
Peni Terepo (Parramatta Eels)
Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
Sitili Tupouniua (Sydney Roosters)


  1. This is part and parcel when you sign to play for the World Champions and current Premiers the Sydney Roosters.

    Representative honours go hand in hand with a Roosters Jersey.

  2. 1. W Hopoate
    2. D Tupou
    3. M Jennings
    4. D Fusitua
    5. R Jennings
    6. J Asiata
    7. T Lolohea
    8. A Fifita
    9. S Havili
    10. S Taukeiaho
    11. M Ma’u
    12. T Pangai Jr
    13. Taumalolo

    14. M Fainu
    15. A Fonua-Blake
    16. M Fotuaiku
    17. K Staggs

    18. T Tatola

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