'Ikale Tahi Name Squad To Face Georgia

The ‘Ikale Tahi team selected to play Georgia in Tbilisi at 5:00pm on the 8th of November has been selected, and promises to be a strong contender against the Europeans.

A solid mix of experience, with players skilled in both European match play, and ITM Cup squads from New Zealand, the ‘Ikale Tahi squad will be in a good position to build and develop as it heads not only into this test series, but also looks forward to the Rugby World Cup, 2015.

Team list as follows:

 

Number Name Village Club
1 Tevita Mailau Felemea (Hp) and ‘Otea (Vv) Mont De Marsan (Fr)
2 Aleki Lutui Tofoa Gloucester (UK)
3 Sila Puafisi Ha’ateiho and Longomapu (Vv) Gloucester (UK)
4 Tukulua Lokotui Ha’ateiho and Mounga’one (Hp) Montpelier (Fr)
5 Joe Tu’ineau Fasi-moe-afi Lyon (Fr)
6 Sione Kalamafoni Matahau Gloucester (UK)
7 Nili Latu Afa NEC Rockets (Jp)
8 Viliami Ma’afu Kolovai Oyonnax (Fr)
9 Sonatane Takulua Lapaha Northland (NZ)
10 Kurt Morath Leimatu’a (Vv) TBC
11 Fetu’u Vainikolo Ha’alalo Exeter (UK)
12 Hemani Paea Neiafu (Vv) Oyonnax (Fr)
13 Siale Piutau Kolofo’ou and Folaha Yamaha (Jp)
14 David Halaifonua Fatumu and Tu’anikivale (Vv) Bergirac (Fr)
15 Vungakoto Lilo Koulo (Hp) and Foa (Hp) Tarbes Pyrenees (Fr)
Reserves
16 Elvis Taione Kolomotu’a and Ha’akio (Vv) Exeter Chiefs (UK)
17 Siua Halanukonuka Hoi Tasman (NZ)
18 Paea Fa’anunu Leimatu’a (Vv) Castre (Fr)
19 Lisiate Fa’aoso Kolonga Bayonne (Fr)
20 Hale T Pole Muitoa and Fu’amotu Otago (NZ)
21 Taniela Moa Fatumu and ‘Ohonua (Eua) Pau (Fr)
22 Latiume Fosita Haveluloto and Felemea (Hp) Northland (NZ)
23 Otulea Katoa Haveluloto Southland (NZ)

 

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