Tonga keeps their cool ahead of home ground match against Fiji

Sonatane Takulua clearing the ball against Argentina (photo: supplied)

NUKU’ALOFA-July 3: 9:54pm(Fiji Village):The Tongan rugby team is enjoying home comfort and insist they will not be overcome by expectations when they host the Vodafone Flying Fijians this weekend.

It will be their second home test since 2009 following upgrades to the drainage and facilities at Teufaiva Stadium.

Some of the big names who will be playing for Tonga include Racing 92 and former Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna, fullback David Halaifonua, flanker Nili Latu, halfback Sonatane Takulua, centre Siale Piutau and Highlanders prop Siua Hala-nuko-nuka.

Tonga were beaten in Samoa and Fiji last year and need to beat Fiji to have a chance of securing automatic World Cup qualification for Japan 2019.

Meanwhile the Vodafone Flying Fijians will have a training session at Prince Charles Park this afternoon before flying out to Nuku’alofa tomorrow.






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