Strong Super League contingent named in Tonga squad

Tonga have named their squad for the forthcoming Pacific Qualifier with Cook Islands, and there are some names included which are very familiar to Super League spectators.

Former Wales international Tyson Frizell has been called up by the Tongans, despite recent assurances he would be playing for the Welsh.

In Februay, Frizell was photographed wearing a Wales shirt, and seemed committed to the Celtic cause.

“I’m looking forward to coming back into the Wales camp following the NRL season and I’m determined to help Wales reach the 2017 World Cup,” he said.

“I’ve spoken to Bob and John as well as some of the Wales players and management from 2014 and they’ve told me about the fantastic team spirit that existed during last year’s camp.

“It certainly looks like that Wales Rugby League are going places and I can’t wait to add to my caps total.”

Ukuma Ta’ai of Huddersfield, Atelea Vea of St Helens, Michael Oldfield from Catalans Dragons, and Mickey Paea of Hull FC, as well as Fuifui Moimoi of Leigh Centurions, are included.

The game takes place in Australia, at Campbelltown Stadium, NSW, on October 17


Joe Ofangahue (Brisbane Broncos), Mahe Fonua, Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm), Siua Taukeiaho, Vaha Pulu, Willie Manu (Sydney Roosters), Sika Manu, Leilani Latu, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Daniel Foster, Sione Katoa, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers), Tyson Frizzell (St George-Illawarra Dragons), Sitaleki Akauola, Asipeli Fine, Joel Luani, Salesi Funaki, Delouise Hoeter (Wests Tigers), Kelepi Tanginoa (Noth Queensland Cowboys) Agnatius Passi, Levi Li (Gold Coast Titans), Manu Ma’u, Peni Terepo, Vai Toutai, John Folau (Parramatta Eels), Brenko Lee, Tevita Pangai (Canberra Raiders), Anthony Tupou, Soisaia Feki, David Fifita, Soulala Houma, Malakai Houma, Pat Politoni (Cronulla Sharks), Jorge Taufua, Feleti Mateo, Soisaia Vave, Tony Satini (Manly Sea Eagles), Antonio Kaufusi, Daniel Fualalo (Canterbury Bulldogs), Tuimoala Lolohea, Solomon Kata, Konrad Hurrell, Albert Vete, Sione Lousi, John Palavi, Sebastine Ikahahifo, Glen Fisi’ahi, Siliva Havili, David Fusi’tua (New Zealand Warriors)

Ukuma Ta’ai (Huddersfield Giants), Fuifui Moimoi (Leigh Centurions), Atelea Vea (St Helens), Michael Oldfield (Catalans Dragons), Mickey Paea (Hull FC)

Mosese Pangai, Lorenzo Ma’afu (Blackhawks), Nafe Seluini (Burleigh Bears), Charlie Faingaa (Redcliffe Dolphins)

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