Lolohea named, Fonua not, for Tonga quarterfinal

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Updated: November 15, 2017

After guiding Tonga to a historic win over New Zealand last week, Wests Tigers playmaker Tui Lolohea has again been named for Tonga in the halves as they take on Lebanon in Christchurch for their World Cup quarterfinal this Saturday afternoon.

Lolohea had a hand in three second half tries as Tonga came from behind to down the Kiwis, and will look to book their spot in the final four in the competition with a win over Lebanon.

Coach Kristian Woolf has named a near-identical side to the one that downed New Zealand, with the only change that of Michael Jennings returning to the side in place of Mahe Fonua.

Fonua has been named amongst the reserves as Jennings returns from injury.

Kickoff for the match is at 5:00pm local time (3:00pm AEDT) with live coverage via Channel 7.

TONGA v LEBANON

Saturday, November 18 at 3:00pm AEDT

Christchurch Stadium

1. Will Hopoate
2. Daniel Tupou
3. Michael Jennings
4. Konrad Hurrell
5. David Fusitu’a
6. Tui Lolohea
7. Ata Hingano
8. Andrew Fifita
9. Sione Katoa
10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho
11. Manu Ma’u
12. Sika Manu (capt.)
13. Jason Taumalolo

Interchange:
14. Siliva Havili
15. Sam Moa
16. Tevita Pangai Jnr.
17. Ben Murdoch-Masila

Reserves:
18. Ukama Ta’ai
19. Joe Ofahengaue
20. Mahe Fonua
21. Samisoni Langi

Coach: Kristian Woolf

2017 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS

 

Date

Time

Venue

Australia v Samoa

Friday., November 17

8:30pm

Darwin (AUS)

Tonga v Lebanon

Saturday, November 18

3:00pm

Christchurch (NZ)

New Zealand v Fiji

Saturday, November 18

5:30pm

Wellington (NZ)

England v PNG

Sunday, November 19

4:00pm

Melbourne (AUS)

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Source: http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2017/11/14/lolohea_named_fonua_.html





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