Tonga team to play Wales

tongaTonga have made four changes to the team that lost to France for this weekend’s clash with Wales.

Loosehead prop Sona Taumalolo is serving a four match suspension for punching lock Yoaan Maestri, and is replaced by Melbourne Rebels player Eddie Aholelei, while at tighthead Sila Puafisi replaces Tevita Mailau.

Oyonnax back-row Viliami Ma’afu comes in for Taniela Moa at number eight, while Latiume Fosita starts at fly-half in place of Fangatapu ‘Apikotoa. Flanker Nili Langilangi Lotu captains the side.

Tonga team to play Wales:
15 Vunga Lilo, 14 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 13 Siale Piutau, 12 Sione Piukala, 11 Viliami Helu 10 Latiume Fosita, 9 Taniela Moa, 8 Viliami Ma’afu, 7 Nili Latu Langilangi (c), 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Joe Tu’ineau, 4 Lua Lokotui, 3 Sila Puafisi, 2 Vaea Taione, 1 Eddie Aholelei.
Replacements: 16 Suliasi Taufalele, 17 Taione Vea, 18 Tevita Mailau, 19 Hale T Pole, 20 Opeti Fonua, 21 Samisoni Fisilau, 22 Fangatapu ‘Apikotoa, 23 David Halaifonua.