Tonga make four changes for Wales Test

Tonga have made four changes to the team that lost to France for Friday’s Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Melbourne Rebels prop Eddie Aholelei starts in place of Sona Taumalolo, who has been handed a four-week suspension for striking France lock Yoann Maestri in last Saturday’s 38-18 defeat.

Sila Puafisi and Viliami Ma’afu come into the pack at tighthead prop and number eight respectively, while Latiume Fosita is drafted into the XV at fly-half.

Tonga last played Wales at the 2003 World Cup, when they lost 27-20. They last visited Cardiff 12 years ago, losing 51-7.


Vunga Lilo; Fetu’u Vainokolo, Siale Piutau, Sione Piukala, William Helu; Latiume Fosita, Taniela Moa; Viliami Ma’afu, Nili Latu (capt), Sione Kalamafoni; Joe Tuineau, Tukulua Lokotui; Sila Puafisi, Elvis Taione, Eddie Aholelei

Replacements: Suliasi Taufalele, Taione Vea, Tevita Mailau, Hale T-Pole, Opeti Fonua, Samisoni Fisilau, Fangatapu Apikotoa, David Halaifonua

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