2018 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup

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2018 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries Fiji
 Georgia
 Samoa
 Tonga
Date9–16 June 2018
Tournament statistics
Teams4
Matches played4
Attendance2,175 (544 per match)
Tries scored23 (5.75 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Georgia (country) Soso Matiashvili (21)
Top try scorer(s)Fiji Henry Seniloli (3)
Final
Champions Fiji (5th title)
Runners-up Tonga
← 2017 (Previous)
(Next) 2019 →

The 2018 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup was the thirteenth edition of the Pacific Nations Cup annual international rugby union competition. All matches for the 2018 tournament, played over two rounds, were held in Fiji at the ANZ National Stadium in Suva.

Hosts Fiji and fellow Pacific nations Samoa and Tonga were joined by Georgia who competing for the first time in the tournament. Romania was also initially scheduled to compete for the Cup until Samoa's place in the competition was confirmed in May 2018.

Fiji won the tournament with two wins from their two matches played. Tonga and Georgia placed second and third respectively with one win each.

Standings[edit]

Rank Team Games Points Tries Try Bonus Losing Bonus Table Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff For Against
1  Fiji 2 2 0 0 61 37 +24 10 5 2 0 10
2  Tonga 2 1 0 1 43 34 +9 5 3 0 1 5
3  Georgia 2 1 0 1 31 52 –21 3 8 0 0 4
4  Samoa 2 0 0 2 40 52 –12 5 7 0 1 1
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Fixtures[edit]

The match schedule:[1]

Round 1[edit]

9 June 2018
13:00 FJT (UTC+12)
(1 BP) Tonga  15–16  Georgia
Try: V. Lolohea 71' m
Halaifonua 79' c
Con: Morath (1/1) 79'
Pen: Takulua (1/2) 38'
Report Try: Matiashvili 7' c
Con: Matiashvili (1/1) 8'
Pen: Matiashvili (3/5) 21', 35', 60'
FB 15 Sione Fifita
RW 14 David Halaifonua
OC 13 Nafi Tuitavake Substituted off 17'
IC 12 Siale Piutau (c)
LW 11 Penikolo Latu Substituted off 70'
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Nasi Manu
OF 7 Fotu Lokotui
BF 6 Daniel Faleafa Substituted off 56'
RL 5 Joe Tuineau
LL 4 Leva Fifita Substituted off 75'
TP 3 David Lolohea Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Paul Ngauamo Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Siegfried Fisiihoi Substituted off 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sosefo Sakalia Substituted in 70'
PR 17 David Feao Substituted in 70'
PR 18 Ben Tameifuna Substituted in 62'
N8 25 Valentino Mapapalangi Substituted in 56'
FL 26 Michael Faleafa Substituted in 75'
SH 21 Shinnosuke Tu'umoto'oa Substituted in 75'
CE 22 Latiume Fosita Substituted in 17'
WG 23 Viliami Lolohea Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Australia Toutai Kefu
FB 15 Soso Matiashvili
RW 14 Anzor Sitchinava
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Giorgi Kveseladze Substituted off 3'
LW 11 Alexander Todua Substituted off 65'
FH 10 Lasha Khmaladze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Mikheil Gachechiladze Temporarily suspended from 46' to 56' 46' to 56'
OF 7 Otar Giorgadze
BF 6 Shalva Sutiashvili Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Nodar Tcheishvili Substituted off 53'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze (c)
TP 3 Levan Chilachava Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Karlen Asieshvili Substituted off 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jaba Bregvadze Substituted in 54' Temporarily suspended from 78' to 80' 78' to 80'
PR 17 Giorgi Tetrashvili Substituted in 67'
PR 18 Irakli Mirtskhulava Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted in 53'
FL 20 Saba Shubitidze Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Giorgi Begadze Substituted in 75'
CE 22 Lasha Malaghuradze Substituted in 3'
FB 23 Merab Kvirikashvili Substituted in 65'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig

Touch judges:
Graham Cooper (Australia)
Cam Stone (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ian Smith (Australia)

Notes:


9 June 2018
15:30 FJT (UTC+12)
(1 BP) Fiji  24–22  Samoa (1 BP)
Try: Murimurivalu 25' m
Volavola 32' m
Seniloli 38' c
Goneva 50' c
Con: Volavola (2/4) 39', 51'
Report Try: Matavao 59' c
J. Lam 68' m
Polataivao 78' c
Con: Pisi (1/1) 60'
Tuala (1/2) 79'
Pen: Pisi (1/1) 22'
ANZ National Stadium, Suva
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
FB 15 Kini Murimurivalu
RW 14 Benito Masilevu Substituted off 62'
OC 13 Jale Vatubua Temporarily suspended from 8' to 18' 8' to 18'
IC 12 Sevanaia Galala
LW 11 Vereniki Goneva Substituted off 69' Substituted in 77'
FH 10 Ben Volavola
SH 9 Henry Seniloli Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Akapusi Qera (c) Temporarily suspended from 28' to 38' 28' to 38'
OF 7 Viliame Mata
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu Substituted off 55'
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Api Ratuniyarawa Substituted off 76'
TP 3 Manasa Saulo Substituted off 76'
HK 2 Talemaitoga Tuapati Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Campese Ma'afu Substituted off 50' Substituted in 69' Substituted off 77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Veremalua Vugakoto Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Eroni Mawi Temporarily suspended from 67' to 77' 67' to 77' Substituted in 50'
PR 18 Ropate Rinakama Substituted in 76'
LK 19 Sikeli Nabou Substituted in 76'
N8 20 Nemani Nagusa Substituted in 55'
SH 21 Serupepeli Vularika Substituted in 62'
FH 22 Alivereti Veitokani Substituted in 62'
WG 23 Timoci Nagusa
Coach:
New Zealand John McKee
FB 15 Ahsee Tuala
RW 14 Ed Fidow
OC 13 Rey Lee-Lo Substituted off 28' Substituted in 40'
IC 12 Alapati Leiua
LW 11 Sinoti Sinoti Substituted off 49'
FH 10 Tusi Pisi Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Melani Matavao Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Mat Luamanu Substituted off 49'
OF 7 Jack Lam
BF 6 Piula Faʻasalele
RL 5 Chris Vui (c)
LL 4 Josh Tyrell Substituted off 61'
TP 3 Paul Alo-Emile Substituted off 55'
HK 2 Motu Matu'u Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Logovi'i Mulipola Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Seilala Lam Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Jordan Lay Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Viliamu Afatia Substituted in 55'
LK 19 Joe Tekori Substituted in 61'
FL 20 TJ Ioane Substituted in 49'
SH 21 Dwayne Polataivao Substituted in 70'
FH 22 Rodney Iona Substituted in 70'
WG 23 Paul Perez Substituted in 28' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 49'
Coach:
Samoa Fuimaono Tafua

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Jordan Way (Australia)
Television match official:
Ian Smith (Australia)

Notes:

Round 2[edit]

16 June 2018
13:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Tonga  28–18  Samoa
Try: Lolohea 6' c
Vuna 18' c
Latu 59' m
Con: Takulua (2/3) 7', 19'
Pen: Takulua (3/3) 31', 49', 58'
Report Try: Fidow 75' m
Matavao 80' c
Con: Pisi (1/2) 80'
Pen: Tuala (2/2) 13', 23'
FB 15 David Halaifonua Substituted off 51'
RW 14 Viliami Lolohea
OC 13 Nafi Tuitavake
IC 12 Siale Piutau (c) Sent to blood bin 8' to 13'
LW 11 Cooper Vuna
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Sonatane Takulua
N8 8 Nasi Manu Substituted off 53'
OF 7 Fotu Lokotui
BF 6 Steve Mafi
RL 5 Joe Tuineau Substituted off 48'
LL 4 Leva Fifita
TP 3 Siua Halanukonuka Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Paul Ngauamo Temporarily suspended from 79' to 80' 79' to 80'
LP 1 Siegfried Fisiihoi Substituted off 72'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sosefo Sakalia Temporarily suspended from 68' to 78' 68' to 78' Substituted in 67'
PR 17 David Feao Substituted in 72'
PR 18 Ben Tameifuna Substituted in 54'
N8 25 Valentino Mapapalangi Substituted in 48' Substituted off 67'
FL 26 Maama Vaipulu Substituted in 53'
SH 21 Shinnosuke Tu'umoto'oa
CE 22 Latiume Fosita Substituted in 8' Substituted off 13'
WG 23 Penikolo Latu Substituted in 51'
Coach:
Australia Toutai Kefu
FB 15 Ahsee Tuala Substituted off 63'
RW 14 Paul Perez
OC 13 Alofa Alofa Substituted off 61'
IC 12 Alapati Leiua
LW 11 Sinoti Sinoti
FH 10 Tusi Pisi
SH 9 Dwayne Polataivao Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Jack Lam Substituted off 71'
OF 7 TJ Ioane
BF 6 Piula Faʻasalele
RL 5 Chris Vui (c)
LL 4 Joe Tekori Substituted off 54'
TP 3 Viliamu Afatia Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Seilala Lam Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Jordan Lay Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elia Elia Substituted in 67'
PR 17 James Lay Substituted in 67'
PR 18 Paul Alo-Emile Substituted in 40'
LK 19 Brandon Nansen Substituted in 54'
FL 20 Ofisa Treviranus Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Melani Matavao Substituted in 54'
FH 22 Rodney Iona Substituted in 63'
WG 23 Ed Fidow Substituted in 61'
Coach:
Samoa Fuimaono Tafua

Touch judges:
Graham Cooper (Australia)
Cam Stone (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)


16 June 2018
15:30 FJT (UTC+12)
(1 BP) Fiji  37–15  Georgia
Try: Seniloli (2) 14' m, 17' m
Vatubua 49' c
Lomani (2) 62' c, 78' m
Radradra 80+3' m
Con: Nadolo (2/4) 50', 63'
Pen: Nadolo (1/1) 55'
Report Try: Kolelishvili 23' c
Todua 39' m
Con: Matiashvili (1/2) 24'
Pen: Matiashvili (1/2) 9'
FB 15 Kini Murimurivalu Substituted off 66'
RW 14 Vereniki Goneva
OC 13 Semi Radradra
IC 12 Jale Vatubua Substituted off 78'
LW 11 Nemani Nadolo
FH 10 Ben Volavola
SH 9 Henry Seniloli Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Viliame Mata Substituted off 61'
OF 7 Akapusi Qera (c)
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Api Ratuniyarawa Substituted off 72'
TP 3 Manasa Saulo Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Veremalua Vugakoto Substituted off 78'
LP 1 Campese Ma'afu Substituted off 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ratunaisa Navuma Substituted in 78'
PR 17 Eroni Mawi Substituted in 71'
PR 18 Mosese Ducivaki Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Sikeli Nabou Substituted in 72'
N8 20 Nemani Nagusa Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Frank Lomani Substituted in 61'
FH 22 Alivereti Veitokani Substituted in 78'
WG 23 Timoci Nagusa Substituted in 66'
Coach:
New Zealand John McKee
FB 15 Soso Matiashvili
RW 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze Substituted off 68'
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Lasha Malaghuradze Substituted off 66'
LW 11 Alexander Todua
FH 10 Lasha Khmaladze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Otar Giorgadze Substituted off 52'
OF 7 Viktor Kolelishvili
BF 6 Giorgi Tsutskiridze
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted off 52'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze (c)
TP 3 Levan Chilachava Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Karlen Asieshvili Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Giorgi Chkoidze Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Zurab Zhvania Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Giorgi Melikidze Substituted in 40'
LK 19 Nodar Tcheishvili Substituted in 52'
LK 20 Shalva Sutiashvili Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Giorgi Begadze Substituted in 55'
CE 22 Giorgi Kveseladze Substituted in 66'
FB 23 Merab Kvirikashvili Substituted in 68'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig

Touch judges:
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Jordan Way (Australia)
Television match official:
Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Semi Radradra (Fiji) made his international debut.
  • This was Fiji's largest winning margin over Georgia, surpassing the 5-point difference set in 2012, and their first win over Georgia in Fiji.

Statistics[edit]

Squads[edit]

Nation Head coach Captain
 Fiji New Zealand John McKee Akapusi Qera
 Georgia New Zealand Milton Haig Giorgi Nemsadze
 Samoa Samoa Fuimaono Tafua Chris Vui
 Tonga Tonga Toutai Kefu Siale Piutau

Note: Number of caps and players' ages are indicated as of 9 June 2018 – the tournament's opening day, pre first tournament match.

Fiji[edit]

On 30 May, John McKee finalised a 32-man squad for the Pacific Nations Cup and their June test match against Tonga.[2]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Ratunaisa Navuma Hooker 1 Fiji Nadroga
Talemaitoga Tuapati Hooker (1985-08-16)August 16, 1985 (aged 32) 41 France Provence
Veremalua Vugakoto Hooker (1997-12-29)December 29, 1997 (aged 20) 0 Fiji Nadroga
Mosese Ducivaki Prop (1991-02-28)February 28, 1991 (aged 27) 1 Fiji Naitasiri
Campese Ma'afu Prop (1984-12-19)December 19, 1984 (aged 33) 50 England Northampton Saints
Eroni Mawi Prop (1996-06-02)June 2, 1996 (aged 22) 0 Fiji Naitasiri
Peni Ravai Prop (1990-06-16)June 16, 1990 (aged 27) 24 France Bordeaux Bègles
Ropate Rinakama Prop (1988-01-17)January 17, 1988 (aged 30) 2 France Grenoble
Manasa Saulo Prop (1989-04-06)April 6, 1989 (aged 29) 35 England London Irish
Kalivati Tawake Prop (1988-11-16)November 16, 1988 (aged 29) 7 Australia Waratahs
Sikeli Nabou Lock (1988-03-05)March 5, 1988 (aged 30) 4 France Biarritz Olympique
Leone Nakarawa Lock (1988-04-02)April 2, 1988 (aged 30) 47 France Racing 92
Api Ratuniyarawa Lock (1986-07-11)July 11, 1986 (aged 31) 28 England Northampton Saints
Albert Tuisue Lock (1993-06-06)June 6, 1993 (aged 25) 0 Australia West Harbour
Viliame Mata Flanker (1991-10-22)October 22, 1991 (aged 26) 4 Scotland Edinburgh
Akapusi Qera (c) Flanker (1984-04-24)April 24, 1984 (aged 34) 62 France Agen
Mosese Voka Flanker (1985-06-07)June 7, 1985 (aged 33) 5 Fiji Suva
Dominiko Waqaniburotu Flanker (1986-04-20)April 20, 1986 (aged 32) 37 France Brive
Nemani Nagusa Number 8 (1988-06-21)June 21, 1988 (aged 29) 13 France Aurillac
Frank Lomani Scrum-half (1996-04-18)April 18, 1996 (aged 22) 3 Fiji Naitasiri
Henry Seniloli Scrum-half (1989-06-15)June 15, 1989 (aged 28) 19 Romania Timișoara Saracens
Serupepeli Vularika Scrum-half (1990-04-29)April 29, 1990 (aged 28) 9 Fiji Suva
Alivereti Veitokani Fly-half (1992-11-02)November 2, 1992 (aged 25) 0 Fiji Namosi
Ben Volavola Fly-half (1991-01-13)January 13, 1991 (aged 27) 22 France Bordeaux Bègles
Sevanaia Galala Centre (1993-01-29)January 29, 1993 (aged 25) 0 France Brive
Semi Radradra Centre (1992-06-13)June 13, 1992 (aged 25) 0 France Toulon
Jale Vatubua Centre (1991-08-30)August 30, 1991 (aged 26) 7 France Pau
Vereniki Goneva Wing (1984-04-05)April 5, 1984 (aged 34) 49 England Newcastle Falcons
Benito Masilevu Wing (1989-10-07)October 7, 1989 (aged 28) 9 France Brive
Nemani Nadolo Wing (1988-01-31)January 31, 1988 (aged 30) 28 France Montpellier
Timoci Nagusa Wing (1987-07-14)July 14, 1987 (aged 30) 31 France Montpellier
Josua Tuisova Wing (1994-02-04)February 4, 1994 (aged 24) 5 France Toulon
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback (1989-05-15)May 15, 1989 (aged 29) 21 France La Rochelle

Georgia[edit]

On 1 June, Head Coach Milton Haig finalised a 32-man touring squad for the Pacific Nations Cup and their June test match against Japan.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Jaba Bregvadze Hooker (1987-04-24)24 April 1987 (aged 31) 49 Japan Sunwolves
Giorgi Chkoidze Hooker (1991-05-17)17 May 1991 (aged 27) 4 Georgia (country) Jiki Gori
Shalva Mamukashvili Hooker (1990-10-02)2 October 1990 (aged 27) 55 Georgia (country) Locomotive
Karlen Asieshvili Prop (1987-04-21)21 April 1987 (aged 31) 31 France Brive
Levan Chilachava Prop (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 26) 39 France Toulon
Giorgi Melikidze Prop (1996-05-24)24 May 1996 (aged 22) 8 France Stade Français
Irakli Mirtskhulava Prop (1988-12-22)22 December 1988 (aged 29) 11 France Oyonnax
Giorgi Tetrashvili Prop (1993-08-31)31 August 1993 (aged 24) 9 France Agen
Zurab Zhvania Prop (1991-10-17)17 October 1991 (aged 26) 33 France Stade Français
Konstantin Mikautadze Lock (1991-07-01)1 July 1991 (aged 26) 54 France Montpellier
Giorgi Nemsadze (c) Lock (1984-09-26)26 September 1984 (aged 33) 82 England Bristol
Shalva Sutiashvili Lock (1984-01-24)24 January 1984 (aged 34) 67 France Angouleme
Nodar Tcheishvili Lock (1990-11-13)13 November 1990 (aged 27) 12 France Chambéry
Otar Giorgadze Flanker (1996-03-02)2 March 1996 (aged 22) 11 France Clermont
Viktor Kolelishvili Flanker (1989-10-09)9 October 1989 (aged 28) 48 France Clermont
Guram Shengelia Flanker (1992-10-10)10 October 1992 (aged 25) 2 Georgia (country) Jiki Gori
Saba Shubitidze Flanker (1994-04-07)7 April 1994 (aged 24) 10 Georgia (country) Academy
Giorgi Tsutskiridze Flanker (1996-10-26)26 October 1996 (aged 21) 8 France Aurillac
Mikheil Gachechiladze Number 8 (1990-12-24)24 December 1990 (aged 27) 6 Russia Enisei-STM
Giorgi Begadze Scrum-half (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 32) 60 Georgia (country) Locomotive
Vasil Lobzhanidze Scrum-half (1996-10-14)14 October 1996 (aged 21) 33 France Brive
Vazha Khutsishvili Scrum-half (1993-03-27)27 March 1993 (aged 25) 24 Georgia (country) Kharebi
Revaz Jinchvelashvili Fly-half (1995-08-18)18 August 1995 (aged 22) 8 Georgia (country) Armazi
Lasha Khmaladze Fly-half (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 30) 63 Georgia (country) Batumi
Davit Kacharava Centre (1985-01-16)16 January 1985 (aged 33) 109 Russia Enisei-STM
Giorgi Kveseladze Centre (1997-11-11)11 November 1997 (aged 20) 8 Georgia (country) Armazi
Lasha Malaghuradze Centre (1986-01-02)2 January 1986 (aged 32) 84 Russia Krasny Yar
Tamaz Mchedlidze Centre (1993-03-17)17 March 1993 (aged 25) 47 France Agen
Soso Matiashvili Wing (1993-01-27)27 January 1993 (aged 25) 10 Georgia (country) Lelo Saracens
Alexander Todua Wing (1987-11-02)2 November 1987 (aged 30) 72 Georgia (country) Lelo Saracens
Anzor Sitchinava Wing (1995-09-08)8 September 1995 (aged 22) 7 Georgia (country) Academy
Merab Kvirikashvili Fullback (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 34) 111 Georgia (country) Lelo Saracens
Beka Tsiklauri Fullback (1989-02-09)9 February 1989 (aged 29) 30 Georgia (country) Locomotive

Samoa[edit]

On 22 May, Titimaea Tafua named a 28-man squad for the Pacific Nations Cup and Samoa's 2019 Rugby World Cup two-test play-off series against a yet to be decided team.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Elia Elia Hooker (1996-01-22)22 January 1996 (aged 22) 5 England Harlequins
Seilala Lam Hooker (1989-02-18)18 February 1989 (aged 29) 6 France Perpignan
Motu Matu'u Hooker (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 31) 12 England Gloucester
Viliamu Afatia Prop (1990-03-24)24 March 1990 (aged 28) 17 France Racing 92
Paul Alo-Emile Prop (1991-12-22)22 December 1991 (aged 26) 4 France Stade Français
James Lay Prop (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 24) 4 England Bristol Bears
Jordan Lay Prop (1992-11-05)5 November 1992 (aged 25) 5 Scotland Edinburgh
Logovi'i Mulipola Prop (1987-03-11)11 March 1987 (aged 31) 20 England Leicester Tigers
Brandon Nansen Lock (1993-11-03)3 November 1993 (aged 24) 1 France Stade Français
Joe Tekori Lock (1983-12-17)17 December 1983 (aged 34) 34 France Toulouse
Josh Tyrell Lock (1990-10-16)16 October 1990 (aged 27) 2 England Doncaster Knights
Chris Vui (c) Lock (1993-02-11)11 February 1993 (aged 25) 8 England Bristol Bears
Piula Faʻasalele Flanker (1988-01-22)22 January 1988 (aged 30) 12 France Toulouse
TJ Ioane Flanker (1989-05-09)9 May 1989 (aged 29) 13 England Sale Sharks
Ofisa Treviranus Flanker (1984-03-30)30 March 1984 (aged 34) 38 England London Irish
Jack Lam Flanker (1987-11-18)18 November 1987 (aged 30) 25 England Bristol Bears
Mat Luamanu Number 8 (1988-03-04)4 March 1988 (aged 30) 0 England Harlequin
Melani Matavao Half-back (1995-11-19)19 November 1995 (aged 22) 3 New Zealand Harbour RFC
Dwayne Polataivao Half-back (1990-07-30)30 July 1990 (aged 27) 5 New Zealand Northcote RFC
Rodney Iona First five-eighth (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 26) 0 Australia Western Force
Tusi Pisi First five-eighth (1982-06-18)18 June 1982 (aged 35) 30 England Bristol
Rey Lee-Lo Centre (1986-02-20)20 February 1986 (aged 32) 17 Wales Cardiff Blues
Alapati Leiua Centre (1988-09-21)21 September 1988 (aged 29) 18 England Bristol
Alofa Alofa Wing (1991-03-12)12 March 1991 (aged 27) 3 England Harlequin
Ed Fidow Wing (1993-09-11)11 September 1993 (aged 24) 0 France Bordeaux
Paul Perez Wing (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 31) 22 France Toulouse
Sinoti Sinoti Wing (1985-09-09)9 September 1985 (aged 32) 5 England Newcastle Falcons
Ahsee Tuala Fullback (1989-08-23)23 August 1989 (aged 28) 10 England Northampton Saints

Tonga[edit]

On 21 May, Toutai Kefu named a 30-man squad for the Pacific Nations Cup and their June test match against Fiji.[3]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Sione Lea Hooker (1987-01-12)12 January 1987 (aged 31) 5 New Zealand Clifton
Paul Ngauamo Hooker (1990-02-19)19 February 1990 (aged 28) 12 France Agen
Sosefo Sakalia Hooker (1991-12-14)14 December 1991 (aged 26) 2 Romania Steaua București
Paea Faʻanunu Prop (1988-11-04)4 November 1988 (aged 29) 7 France Dax
David Feao Prop (1990-10-06)6 October 1990 (aged 27) 0 France Narbonne
Vunipola Fifita Prop (1996-02-28)28 February 1996 (aged 22) 0 Australia Souths
Siegfried Fisiihoi Prop (1987-06-08)8 June 1987 (aged 31) 2 France Stade Français
Siua Halanukonuka Prop (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 31) 6 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
David Lolohea Prop (1992-02-26)26 February 1992 (aged 26) 0 Australia West Harbour
Ben Tameifuna Prop (1991-08-30)30 August 1991 (aged 26) 3 France Racing 92
Daniel Faleafa Lock (1989-02-13)13 February 1989 (aged 29) 15 France Colomiers
Leva Fifita Lock (1989-07-29)29 July 1989 (aged 28) 5 France Grenoble
Steve Mafi Lock (1989-12-09)9 December 1989 (aged 28) 25 France Castres
Joe Tuineau Lock (1981-08-18)18 August 1981 (aged 36) 28 France Dax
Michael Faleafa Flanker (1992-02-03)3 February 1992 (aged 26) 3 France Perpignan
Fotu Lokotui Flanker (1992-03-19)19 March 1992 (aged 26) 2 New Zealand Patumahoe
Maama Vaipulu Flanker (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 (aged 28) 2 France Castres
Nasi Manu Number 8 (1988-08-15)15 August 1988 (aged 29) 0 Italy Benetton
Valentino Mapapalangi Number 8 (1993-07-18)18 July 1993 (aged 24) 6 England Leicester Tigers
Sonatane Takulua Half-back (1991-01-11)11 January 1991 (aged 27) 25 England Newcastle Falcons
Shinnosuke Tu'umoto'oa Half-back (1994-06-11)11 June 1994 (aged 23) 1 Japan NEC Green Rockets
Kurt Morath First five-eighth (1984-11-13)13 November 1984 (aged 33) 30 United States Utah Warriors
George Taina First five-eighth (1995-10-21)21 October 1995 (aged 22) 2 New Zealand Pakuranga United
Latiume Fosita Centre (1992-07-25)25 July 1992 (aged 25) 24 New Zealand Papatoetoe
Siale Piutau (c) Centre (1985-10-13)13 October 1985 (aged 32) 32 England Bristol
Nafi Tuitavake Centre (1989-01-21)21 January 1989 (aged 29) 8 England Northampton Saints
Sione Fifita Wing (1990-04-17)17 April 1990 (aged 28) 0 Australia Parramatta
Penikolo Latu Wing (1993-06-17)17 June 1993 (aged 24) 2 New Zealand University of Waikato
Viliami Lolohea Wing (1993-07-04)4 July 1993 (aged 24) 0 New Zealand Papatoetoe
Cooper Vuna Wing (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 30) 6 England Worcester Warriors
David Halaifonua Fullback (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 30) 25 England Gloucester

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