June 30, 2022
  Follow @ Twitter

Folau, Fekitoa and Piutau to start for Tonga

Headliners Israel Folau, Malakai Fekitoa and Charles Piutau have all been named in Tonga's starting line-up for their Pacific Nations Cup opener against the Vodafone Flying Fijians on Saturday.

The explosive trio are among 11 players that will make their debut for the Ikale Tahi.
Shoring up a powerful backline, Fekitoa slots in at inside centre, Folau at openside wing and Piutau at fullback.

Fekitoa said it is a humbling experience to come back and play for Tonga and that alongside Folau and Piutau, they look to empower their more younger players.

"It will be an awesome experience to play for my country and I am ready to do them proud," Fekitoa told FijiLive.

"We plan on teaching these future stars of the nation all we and all the learnings possible."

"We know taking Fiji on at home won't be easy and we are up for the challenge."

The Fiji vs Tonga clash kicks off at 3.30pm at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

Tonga lineup (1-15): Siegfried Fisi'hoi, Samiuela Moli, Siate Tokolahi, Halaleva Fifita, Veikoso Poloniati, Tanginoa Halaifonua, Solomone Funaki, Sione Tuipulotu, William Havili, Angelo Tuitavuki, Malakai Fekitoa, Afusipa Taumoupeau, Israel Folau, Charles Piutau.

By Noa Biudole


Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!



Fiji remains on song in FANCA WCup
Host Fiji is a match away from securing its spot in the grand final of the 2022 Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America (FANCA) World Cup after registering a 1-0 win over Australia at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Friday.
Kamikamica dots in Storm win
Fiji Bati prop Tui Kamikamica scored a try as Melbourne Storm demolished the Brisbane Broncos 60-12 in Round 23 of the NRL yesterday.
Cyclone Winston moves towards Tonga
Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Winston is moving away from the Lau group and towards Tonga.
Obama unveils gun violence proposals
President Barack Obama today demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers, stoking a generational clash with the firearms lobby after the Newtown school massacre.
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
Online registration for foreign investors
Fiji will soon launch online registration and approvals system for foreign investors.