Kefu names Tonga side

Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu has named his side to play Wales at Eden Park in a June Test Match in Auckland on Friday.

The Tonga v Wales test match is the first game of a doubleheader with the All Blacks v Samoa contest kicking off afterwards.

Siale Piutau will captain the side. Notable inclusions are Ben Tameifuna of Racing 92 at tighthead prop and David Halaifonua of Gloucester at full-back.

Tonga: 15 David Halaifonua, 14 Nafi Tu'itavake, 13 Siale Piutau (c), 12 Vili Tahitu'a, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Latiume Fosita, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 8 Valentino Mapapalangi, 7 Nili Latu, 6 Dan Faleafa, 5 Sitiveni Mafi, 4 Leva Fifita, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Paula Ngauamo, 1 Latu Talakai
Replacements: 16 Suliasi Taufalele, 17 Sila Puafisi, 18 Phil Kite, 19 Sione Tau, 20 Mike Faleafa, 21 Leon Fukofuka, 22 Kali Hala, 23 Kiti Taimani

Date: Friday, June 16
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-Off: 17:30 local (05:30 GMT)
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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