Tonga national under-20 rugby union team

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Tonga
UnionTonga Rugby Union
Coach(es)Liueli Fusimalohi
Captain(s)Bill Fukofuka
League(s)IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
20123
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
Appearances4 (First in 2008)
Best result10th, 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.

In 2014, the Tonga under-20 team was invited to compete at the Australian Under 20 Rugby Championship.

Squad[edit]

Squad to the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy:[1]

  1. Fangtua Taimikovi
  2. Mesuilame Tufui
  3. Tanginoa Halainoua
  4. Puniani Malafu
  5. Sosaia (Fine) Tokai
  6. Siaosi Tonga
  7. Patelesio Oneone - Vice Captain
  8. Feliuaki Halaifonua
  9. Tuihakavalu Ika
  10. Taliauli Sikuea
  11. Petelo Fatai
  12. Semisi (Sitani) Tei
  13. Sione Vailanu
  14. Nikola Latuhoi
  15. Ikapote Tupai
  16. Filipine Vakapuna
  17. Meimeite Siale
  18. Alefosio Tatola
  19. Timote Tai
  20. Melino Samate
  21. Johnathan Taliauli
  22. Joseph Tongotea
  23. Bill Fukofuka - Captain
  24. Samson Fualalo
  25. Mataiasi Fakautoki
  26. Siaosi (George) Taina

Team Management

  • Coach - Liueli Fusimalohi
  • Assistant Coach - Ofa Topeni
  • Manager - Antonino Latu
  • Team Doctor - Penisimani Poloniati
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach - Tavake Fangupo
  • Physio - Mavae Otumuli

Previous Squads[edit]

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 23–15  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. ^ oceaniarugby.com (12 May 2015). "Oceania Rugby News: Fiji and Tonga Squads for World Rugby Trophy in Portugal". Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ IRB (2014). "2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy - Tonga". Retrieved June 3, 2014.

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