Eels trio named to represent Tonga
Parramatta Eels forwards Manu Ma’u, Peni Terepo and centre Michael Jennings have been chosen to represent Tonga for their Pacific Test Showdown with Samoa next Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday 23 June.
The Eels trio will feature alongside a star-studded Tongan side alongside the likes of Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo.
Tonga Head Coach Kristian Woolf said he would likely add more players to the 17-man Tongan squad later in the week.
Tonga will take on Samoa at Campbelltown Stadium as part of a double-header which also features Fiji taking on Papua New Guinea.
3.45pm Gates open
4:00pm Game 1 – KICK OFF – PNG KUMULS v FIJI BATI
7:10pm Game 2 – KICK OFF – TOA SAMOA V MATE MA'A TONGA
Mate Ma'a: Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Addin Fonua-Blaker (Sea Eagles), Siliva Havili (Raiders), Ata Hingano (Raiders), Will Hopoate (Bulldogs), Konrad Hurrell (Titans), Michael Jennings (Eels), Robert Jennings (Rabbitohs), Sione Katoa (Panthers), Tuimoala Lolohea (Wests Tigers), Manu Ma'u (Eels), Joe Ofahengaue (Broncos), Junior Tatola (Rabbitohs), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Siosiua Taukieaho (Roosters), Peni Terepo (Eels), Daniel Tupou (Roosters).
Samoa squad: Bunty Afoa (Warriors), Josh Aloiai (Tigers), Michael Chee Kam (Tigers), Christian Crichton (Panthers), James Gavet (Warriors), Pita Godinet (Tigers), Sam Kasiano (Storm), Tim Lafai (Dragons), Joey Leilua (Raiders), Luciano Leilua (Dragons), Mason Lino (Warriors), Dunamis Lui (Raiders), Tyrone May (Panthers), Anthony Milford (Broncos), Isaiah Papali'i (Warriors), Joseph Paulo (Sharks), Ligi Sao (Warriors), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles)