Mate Ma'a Tonga side named for Scotland clash

The Mate Ma'a Tonga side has been named to play Scotland on Wednesday morning to open their World Cup campaign.


They take on the Bravehearts at Derwent Park in Workington as the opening Group C game.


Tonga Head Coach Charles Tonga says he's looking forward to the game.


We are very proud of all the boys, and it was a very tough decision for myself and my Coaching staff, but like the players, we all have a job to do, he said.


We have become a very close unit since coming together two and a half weeks ago, and I reminded the boys to make the most of every opportunity.


Assistant Coach Kristian Woolf said it was tough to leave players out of the run-on side.


"It is difficult, and the reason its difficult is because every bloke here has done their best and put their best foot forward, to give themselves every opportunity to make the side," Woolf said.


"I cant give [them] enough raps to how [theyve] gone about their business.


Mate Ma'a Tonga


1. Glen Fisiiahi

2. Daniel Tupou

3. Jorge Taufua

4. Konrad Hurrell

5. Sosaia Feki

6. Samisoni Langi

7. Daniel Foster

8. Brent Kite

9. Siliva Havili

10. Fuifui Moimoi

11. Sika Manu

12. Jason Taumalolo

13. Willie Manu

14. Nafe Seluini

15. Ben Murdoch-Masila

16. Ukuma Taai

17. Mickey Paea

18. Siosaia Vave

19. Siuatonga Likiliki


Two are still to be omitted.


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