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Tonga make four changes for Friday’s Test against Wales


One change is enforced after prop Sona Taumalolo was handed a four-week suspension for striking Yoann Maestri during the weekend defeat to France in Paris.

Taumalolo will be replaced by Melbourne Rebels prop Eddie Aholelei, while Sila Puafisi will start at tighthead with Tevita Mailau dropping to the bench

via Tonga make four changes for Friday’s Test against Wales | Sky Sports.

Tonga captain Nili Latu brands Shaun Edwards’ torpedo tackling comments ‘insulting’


Tonga have branded Shaun Edwards’ calls for rookie referee Mike Fraser to protect the Welsh team against the Pacific Islanders an “insult”.

Edwards has urged the New Zealand official to clamp down on what he claimed was “illegal” and “over the top” tackling from the Pacific Islanders during Friday night’s Millennium Stadium showdown.

via Tonga captain Nili Latu brands Shaun Edwards’ torpedo tackling comments ‘insulting’ – Wales Online.

Tonga prop Sona Taumalolo suspended for Wales game


Prop Sona Taumalolo will miss Tonga’s game against Wales on Friday after receiving a four-week ban.

Taumalolo was sent off for punching France lock Yoann Maestri during Tonga’s 18-38 defeat in Le Havre last Saturday.

via BBC Sport – Tonga prop Sona Taumalolo suspended for Wales game.

Tonga vs France 16 nov 2013 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!


 

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France Tonga au Havre / Stade Porte Océane 16 nov 2013 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Toby Faletau unsure if his parents will be cheering Wales or Tonga on Friday night


Toby Faletau is unsure who his parents will be cheering if he’s in the Wales team to face his native Tonga on Friday.

His father Kuli was a Tonga international at lock, playing against Wales at Swansea’s St Helen’s ground in 1997, when he signed for Ebbw Vale.

via Toby Faletau unsure if his parents will be cheering Wales or Tonga on Friday night – Wales Online.

▶ France v Tonga fight leads to 2 red cards – YouTube


▶ France v Tonga fight leads to 2 red cards – YouTube.

France beat Tonga to end winless run


France secured their first win in five matches as they eased past Tonga 38-18 in an ill-tempered encounter on Saturday.

via Rugby News | France beat Tonga to end winless run.

▶ Romania vs Tonga Match Highlights – YouTube


▶ Romania vs Tonga Match Highlights – YouTube.

Ikale Tahi make changes for France test


Mana ‘Otai has made three changes to the ‘Ikale Tahi starting line-up for the test in Le Havre on Saturday 16 as the team take its second match during the 2013 European Tour.

via Ikale Tahi make changes for France test – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.

France give youth a chance against Tonga Rugby News


Wing Sofiane Guitoune and centre Gael Fickou will start a Test match for France for the first time against Tonga in Le Havre on Saturday.

via France give youth a chance against Tonga Rugby News – Yahoo!7 Sport.