2018 Test: Australia vs Tonga

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  1. Wobbles

    Wobbles Rodney Howe

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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Should be played in Tonga though...
     
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    Wobbles Rodney Howe

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    That'd be like walking into a cauldron.

    I like Tonga's chance to pull off an upset regardless of the venue.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ponga v Tonga has a ring to it. Having worked in Nukuʻalofa, the capital and site on the Royal Palace right on the water, the boys would love it.
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    TONGAN TRAIN-ON SQUAD

    For Test v Australia - 20th October 2018 - Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

    Andrew Fifita – Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    Addin Fonua-Blake – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
    Mahe Fonua – Wests Tigers
    Moeaki Fotuaika – Gold Coast Titans
    David Fusitua – Warriors
    Siliva Havilli – Canberra Raiders
    Ata Hingano – Canberra Raiders
    Will Hopoate – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    Koniseti Hurrell – Gold Coast Titans
    Michael Jennings – Parramatta Eels
    Robert Jennings – South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Solomone Kata – Warriors
    Sione Katoa – Penrith Panthers
    Samisoni Langi – Catalans Dragons
    Tuimoala Lolohea – Wests Tigers
    Sika Manu – Hull FC
    Sam Moa – Catalans Dragons
    Ben Murdoch-Masila – Warrington Wolves
    Joe Ofahengaue – Brisbane Broncos
    Tevita Pangai Junior – Brisbane Broncos
    Agnatius Paasi – Warriors
    Leivaha Pulu – Warriors
    Scott Sorensen – Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    Ukuma Ta'ai – Huddersfield Giants
    Jason Taumalolo – North Qld Cowboys
    Tevita Tatola – South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Sio Siua Taukeiaho – Sydney Roosters
    Peni Terepo – Parramatta Eels
    Daniel Tupou – Sydney Roosters


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/09/19/mate-maa-tonga-names-squad-to-face-kangaroos/
     
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    MATE MA'A TONGA SQUAD

    Andrew Fifita – Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    Addin Fonua-Blake – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
    David Fusitu'a – Warriors
    Siliva Havilli – Canberra Raiders
    Ata Hingano – Canberra Raiders
    Will Hopoate – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    Konileti Hurrell – Gold Coast Titans
    Michael Jennings – Parramatta Eels
    Solomone Kata – Warriors
    Sione Katoa – Penrith Panthers
    Tuimoala Lolohea – Wests Tigers
    Sika Manu – Hull FC
    Ben Murdoch-Masilla – Warrington Wolves
    Joe Ofahengaue – Brisbane Broncos
    Tevita Pangai Junior – Brisbane Broncos
    Jason Taumalolo – North Qld Cowboys
    Sio Siua Taukeiaho – Sydney Roosters
    Peni Terepo – Parramatta Eels
    Daniel Tupou – Sydney Roosters


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/10/05/mate-maa-tonga-squad-to-face-kangaroos/
     
  7. rhugh89

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    AUSTRALIA

    1. James Tedesco
    2. Dane Gagai
    3. Latrell Mitchell
    4. Tom Trbojevic
    5. Valentine Holmes
    6. Luke Keary
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. David Klemmer
    9. Damien Cook
    10. Jordan McLean
    11. Boyd Cordner (c)
    12. Felise Kaufusi
    13. Josh McGuire

    14. Ben Hunt
    15. Jake Trbojevic
    16. Tyson Frizell
    17 Aaron Woods

    18. Tyrone Peachey
    19. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

    TONGA

    1. Will Hopoate
    2. Daniel Tupou
    3. Michael Jennings
    4. Solomone Kata
    5. David Fusitu'a
    6. Tuimoala Lolohea
    7. Ata Hingano
    8. Andrew Fifita
    9. Siliva Havili
    10. Siosiua Taukeiaho
    11. Tevita Pangai Junior
    12. Sika Manu (c)
    13. Jason Taumalolo

    14. Sione Katoa
    15. Addin Fonua-Blake
    16. Joe Ofahengaue
    17. Peni Terepo

    18. Konrad Hurrell
    19. Leivaha Pulu
    20. Robert Jennings
    21. Ben Murdoch-Masila
     
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    krustykraz Scott Conley

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    That is an awesome forward pack for Tonga, better that the kiwis.
    If the halves have a good game i think they'll win.

    Why persist with DCE Mal?
     
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    I agree that we shouldn't persist with DCE, but until our forward pack is up to par it's hard to use him as the scapegoat. We were shocking against NZ and I'm anticipating the same against Tonga as unfortunate as it is.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Haven't learned much have you Mal? Cherry Ripe, McLean, McGuire, Hunt, Woods, Turbo Tom at centre. Go Tonga!
     
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    30-10 at halftime to Australia, Didn't see that coming

    Tonga completing at 65% is the main difference between the teams at the moment

    Very tough call against Tonga with the 8 point try too
     
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    Good win for the Kangaroos in the end, Improvement needed but a win is a win
     
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    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    Another big step forward for Tonga, and international rugby league tonight.

    The result didn't matter really, just another Australian win, but the fact that Tonga didn't get belted is a great sign. It sounds like if they completed better the result would have been closer.

    Need to keep getting Tonga games to play to keep their players wanting to choose Tonga.
     
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    Agreed mate, Great night for International RL

    Huge crowd (26,214) and an unbelievable atmosphere
     

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