Kolo’ofai completes Tonga Rugby World Cup squad

Tonga coach Mana ‘Otai has finalised his 31-man Rugby World Cup squad and included
Newcastle Falcons lock Uili Kolo’ofai as the final member.

‘Otai had named most of his squad last month but now the final name in squad
is Kolo’ofai and he will join the rest of the squad in Romania, where the Pacific
islanders are holding a pre-tournament training camp.

The New Zealand-born 32-year-old has played five Tests for Tonga and will be
attending his first World Cup. The rest of the squad was named on August 18.

Tonga, ranked 11th in the world, are in a tough pool in the September-October
tournament in England, which includes favourites New Zealand and a rapidly improving
Argentina.

Tonga Rugby World Cup squad

Tevita Mailau (Perpignan), Alisona Taumalolo (Grenoble), Soane Tonga’uiha (Oyonnax),
Halani Aulika (London Irish), Sila Puafisi (Gloucester), Elvis Taione (Exeter
Chiefs), Paula Ngauamo (Mont de Marsan), Aleki Lutui (Ampthill), Tukulua Lokotui
(Beziers), Joseph Tu’ineau (Lyon), Steve Mafi (Western Force), Opeti Fonua (Leicester
Tigers), Hale T. Pole (Otago), Nili Latu (Newcastle Falcons), Jack Ram (Auckland
Blues), Viliami Ma’afu (Oyonnax), Sione Kalamafoni (Gloucester), Sonatane Takulua
(Newcastle Falcons), Samisoni Fisilau (Jersey), Sosefo ‘Oliveto Ma’ake (Havelu
Bulldogs), Kurt Morath (Biarritz), Latiume Fosita (Doncaster), Sione Piukala
(Perpignan), Siale Piutau (Yamaha), Viliami Tahitu’a (Northland), Fetu’u Vainikolo
(Oyonnax), Telusa Veainu (Melbourne Rebels), Tevita Halaifonua (Gloucester),
William Helu (Edinburgh), Vungakoto Lilo (Montauban), Uili Kolo’ofai (Newcastle
Falcons).

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