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Fonua-Blake and Katoa named in Mate Ma'a Tonga squad

Vodafone Warriors forwards Addin Fonua-Blake and Eliesa Katoa have both been named in Mate Ma’a Tonga’s 25-man squad for the one-off Test against the Kiwis at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, June 25.

Fonua-Blake, who has been side-lined for the Vodafone Warriors’ last three matches, is named in the front row.

Katoa, yet to make his Test debut, has been selected on an extended bench.

Two former Vodafone Warriors – prop Siosiua Taukeiaho and hooker Siliva Havili – are also in the squad.

MATE MA'A TONGA

1 TOLOTAU KOULA (Sea Eagles)
2 DANIEL TUPOU (Roosters)
3 SIOSIFA TALAKAI (Sharks)
4 MOSESE SULI (Dragons)
5 SIONE KATOA (Sharks)
6 KOTONI STAGGS (Broncos)
7 TALATAU AMONE (Dragons)
8 SIOSIUA TAUKIEAHO (Roosters)
9 SILIVA HAVILI (Rabbitohs)
10 ADDIN FONUA-BLAKE (Vodafone Warriors)
11 SITILI TUPOUNIUA (Roosters)
12 KEAON KOLOAMATANGI (Rabbitohs)
13 JASON TAUMALOLO (Cowboys)
Extended bench:
14 SONI LUKE (Panthers)
15 HAUMOLE OLAKAU’ATU (Sea Eagles)
16 TEVITA PANGAI JNR (Bulldogs)
17 TEVITA TATOLA (Rabbitohs)
18 MOEAKI FOTUAIKA (Titans)
19 WILL PENISINI (Eels)
20 ISAIYA KATOA (Panthers)
21 ANDREW FIFITA (Sharks)
22 JOE OFAHENGAUE (Wests Tigers)
23 STARFORD TO’A (Wests Tigers)
24 CHRISTIAN TUIPULOTU (Sea Eagles)
25 ELIESA KATOA (Vodafone Warriors)

Coach | DEAN YOUNG

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