Tonga Rugby World Cup Team 2015

2015 Tonga Fixtures & Results at Rugby World Cup

19-Sep-15 Tonga 10–17  Georgia Kingsholm, Gloucester
29-Sep-15 Tonga 35-21  Namibia Sandy Park, Exeter
4-Oct-15 Argentina 45-16  Tonga Leicester City Stadium, Leicester
9-Oct-15 New Zealand 47-9  Tonga St. James' Park, Newcastle

Points Table

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
Tonga 1 0 0 1 1 10 17 –7 1 1

2015 Squad / Players List

Player Position Date of Birth Caps Club/Province
Aleki Lutui Hooker 1 July 1978 36 England Ampthill
Paul Ngauamo Hooker 19 February 1986 3 France Stade Montois
Elvis Taione Hooker 25 May 1983 18 England Exeter Chiefs
Halani Aulika Prop 31 August 1983 13 England London Irish
Tevita Mailau Prop 25 April 1985 16 France Perpignan
Sila Puafisi Prop 15 April 1988 16 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Sona Taumalolo Prop 13 November 1981 17 France Grenoble
Soane Tonga'uiha Prop 21 January 1982 15 France Oyonnax
Uili Kolo'ofai Lock 29 September 1982 5 Unattached
Tukulua Lokotui Lock 31 December 1979 24 France Béziers Hérault
Steve Mafi Lock 9 December 1989 14 Australia Western Force
Joe Tuineau Lock 18 August 1981 22 France Dax
Sione Kalamafoni Flanker 18 May 1988 25 England Gloucester
Nili Latu (c) Flanker 19 February 1982 40 England Newcastle Falcons
Jack Ram Flanker 14 January 1987 2 New Zealand Blues
Hale T-Pole Flanker 30 April 1979 31 Unattached
Opeti Fonua Number 8 26 May 1986 5 England Leicester Tigers
Viliami Ma'afu Number 8 9 March 1982 24 France Oyonnax
Samisoni Fisilau Scrum-half 29 November 1987 15 England Jersey
Sosefo Ma'ake Scrum-half 15 September 1991 1 Havelu Bulldogs
Sonatane Takulua Scrum-half 1 November 1991 10 England Newcastle Falcons
Latiume Fosita Fly-half 25 July 1992 12 England Doncaster
Kurt Morath Fly-half 13 November 1984 26 Unattached
Sione Piukala Centre 8 June 1985 14 France Perpignan
Siale Piutau Centre 13 October 1985 20 Japan Yamaha Júbilo
Viliami Tahitu'a Centre 2 October 1991 2 Unattached
David Halaifonua Wing 5 July 1987 13 England Gloucester
William Helu Wing 19 April 1986 20 Scotland Edinburgh
Fetu'u Vainikolo Wing 30 January 1985 22 France Oyonnax
Telusa Veainu Wing 26 December 1990 4 Australia Melbourne Rebels
Vunga Lilo Fullback 28 February 1983 38 France Montauban

Facts

Union Tonga Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) ʻIkale Tahi
Emblem(s) The White Dove
Coach(es) Mana Otai
Captain(s) Nili Latu
Most caps Elisi Vunipola (41)
Top scorer Pierre Hola (317)
Most tries Josh Taumalolo (14)

 

First international
Tonga 9 – 6 Fiji (15 August 1924)
Largest win
Tonga 119 – 0 South Korea (22 March 2003)
Largest defeat
New Zealand 102 – 0 Tonga (16 June 2000)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1987)
Best result First round, third in pool 1995, 2007 & 2011

Tonga at Rugby World Cup 2011

Fixtures & Results

Date & Time Team vs Team Stadiums
09/09 - 20:30 New ZealandNew Zealand 49-10 TongaTonga Auckland
14/09 - 17:00 TongaTonga 20-25 CanadaCanada Whangarei
21/09 - 19:30 TongaTonga 31-18 JapanJapan Whangarei
01/10 - 18:00 FranceFrance 14-9 TongaTonga Wellington

Tonga National Rugby Union Team

Backs

Player Position Club
Soane Havea Scrum-half Marist
Daniel Morath Scrum-half North Harbour
Tevita Halaifonua Fly-half To'ako Ma'afu
Kurt Morath Fly-half Souths
Alipate Fatafehi Centre Saint-Étienne
Tomasi Sili Centre Marist
Silivenusi Taumoepeau Centre Daito Bunka
Hudson Tonga'uiha Centre London Welsh
Viliami Helu Wing Roma Olimpic
Viliami Iongi Wing Canberra
Mateo Malupo Wing Marist
Sione Fonua Fullback Northland

Forwards

Player Position Club
Atonio Halangahu Hooker Randwick
Ilaisa Ma'asi Hooker Counties Manukau
Taufa'ao Filise Prop Cardiff Blues
Maleko Latu Prop Marist
Tonga Lea'aetoa Prop Bayonne
Kisi Pulu (c) Prop Perpignan
Semisi Telefoni Prop Agen
Emosi Kauhenga Lock Ricoh Black Rams
Steve Mafi Lock Leicester Tigers
Sione Timani Lock Carmarthen Quins
Paula Kaho Flanker Souths
Pepa Koloamatangi Flanker Counties Manukau
Pasuka Mapakaitolo Flanker Kobelco Steelers
Tevita Ula Flanker Fasi Ma'ufanga
Josh Afu Number eight Newcastle Falcons
Viliami Ma'afu Number eight Mitsubishi