Press Release: Tonga Announces 31st Member of World Cup Squad

With the World Cup just a few weeks away, and Tonga Rugby making final preparations for the tournament with a tour of Romania, the team has announced an additional player who has been added to the squad. Newcastle Falcons based lock Uili Kolo’ofa’i is the final member of the squad expected to begin the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

The following is a Press Release on behalf of Tonga Rugby:

Tonga Announces 31st Member of World Cup Squad

Head Coach Mana ‘Otai and Manager Sioape Tui’ono have announced the 31st member of the ‘Ikale Tahi Rugby World Cup squad.

We are pleased to welcome back Newcastle Falcons based lock Uili Kolo’ofa’i who will round out the team and has joined us in Bucharest.

The team list now reads:

TEVITA MAILAU
ALISONA TAUMALOLO
OANE TONGA’UIHA
HALANI AULIKA
SILA PUAFISI
ELVIS TAIONE
PAULA NGAUAMO
ALEKI LUTUI
TUKULUA LOKOTUI
JOESEPH TUINEAU
STEVE MAFI
OPETI FONUA
HALE T-POLE
NILI LATU
JACK RAM
VILIAMI MA’AFU
SIONE KALAMAFONI
SONATANE TAKULUA
SAMISONI FISILAU
SOSEFO MA’AKE
KURT MORATH
LATIUME FOSITA
SIONE PIUKALA
SIALE PIUTAU
VILIAMI TAHITU’A
FETU’U VAINIKOLO
TELUSA VEAINU
TEVITA HALAIFONUA
WILLIAM HELU
VUNGAKOTO LILO
UILI KOLO’OFA’I

Updates from the team, including live streams where possible, will be continuing throughout our camp in Romania as we build towards England.

Main Photo Credit:

Main Photo Caption: NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND, August 28: Tonga huddle together at half time during a friendly match between Nottingham and Tonga at Lady Bay on August 28, 2015 in Nottingham, England. (Main Photo by Gareth Copley)