Tonga national under-20 rugby union team

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Tonga
Union Tonga Rugby Football Union
Coach(es) Otenili Tuipulotu
League(s) IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
2012 3
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Tonga Tonga 9–48 New Zealand New Zealand
(6 June 2008)
Largest win
Tonga Tonga 23-3 Samoa Samoa
(21 June 2010)
Largest defeat
Australia Australia 67–5 Tonga Tonga
(9 June 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 2008)
Best result 10th, 2009

The Tonga national under-20 rugby union team competes in the IRB Junior World Championship since its inception in 2008. It replaced the former under 19 and 21 world championships. They have appeared in every competition since.

Squad[edit]

Squad to the 2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.[1]

Forwards

  • Viliami Lefai
  • Fuafatongia Tauaho
  • Tomakino Taufa
  • Misinale Taukolo
  • Feiloakitohi Tupoumalohi
  • Taimikovi Fangatua
  • Haini Moala
  • Shannon Frizzell
  • Albert Mataele
  • Semisi Poloniati
  • Jonathan Akauola
  • Api Funaki
  • Sione Hifo
  • Kisina Neiufi
 

Backs

  • Christopher Hiko
  • Siaosi Tonga
  • Mosese Latu
  • Patelesio Oneone
  • Sunita Fihaki
  • Kimami Moala
  • Semisi Tei
  • Samiuela Tupou
  • Sione Fa
  • Tuihakavalu Ika
  • George Stewart
  • Jarom Halo

Management[edit]

  • Uatekini Halatoafa - Team Manager
  • Heimuli Pangai - Assistant Coach
  • Otumuli Mavae - Physiotherapist
  • Duke Mataka - Team Doctor
  • Semisi Fonua - Trainer

Results[edit]

2008[edit]

Match Points Opposition
Pool 9–48  New Zealand
10–30  Argentina
27–45  Ireland
Playoff 17–5  Japan
13th Place Final 28–20  Fiji

2009[edit]

Match Points Opposition
Pool 5–51  Wales
6–40  Australia
36–20  Canada
Playoff 26–17  Argentina
9th Place Final 25–28  Scotland

2010[edit]

Match Points Opposition
Pool 14–40  South Africa
5–67  Australia
3–27  Scotland
Playoff 8–28  Scotland
11th Place Playoff 23–3  Samoa

2011[edit]

Match Points Opposition
Pool 7–54  Australia
14–27  France
18–36  Fiji
Playoff 11-30  Scotland
11th place 22-34  Italy

2012[edit]

Pool A

3rd Place

References[edit]

  1. ^ IRB (2014). "2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy - Tonga". Retrieved June 3, 2014. 

External links[edit]