Internationals 2019 Oceania Cup

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Little bit of news from the last week :

- Tohu Harris has ruled himself out of the test against Tonga due to an ongoing knee issue (will continue to play for the Warriors though).

- Manase Fainu has declared his allegiance to Tonga

- John Asiata may swap from Samoa to Tonga. Will more than likely play in the halves if that is the case.

Just a thought I had, if DWZ doesn't make the New Zealand team, is there a chance he plays for Tonga? Would be crazy to see the current NZ captain switch to the opposition but this is the weird and wonderful world of International Rugby League after all.
 
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Good team, guess it'll be Lolohea and Asiata in the halves then :

Tonga squad
  • John Asiata (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Manase Fainu (Manly Sea Eagles)
  • Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
  • Addin Fonua-Blake (Manly Sea Eagles)
  • Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)
  • David Fusi'tua (New Zealand Warriors)
  • Siliva Havili (Canberra Raiders)
  • Tuimoala Lolohea (Leeds Rhinos)
  • Will Hopoate (Canterbury Bulldogs)
  • Michael Jennings (Parramatta Eels)
  • Robert Jennings (Wests Tigers)
  • Solomone Kata (New Zealand Warriors)
  • Sione Katoa (Penrith Panthers)
  • Manu Ma'u (Parramatta Eels)
  • Tevita Pangai jnr (Brisbane Broncos)
  • Kotoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos)
  • Tevita Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Siosiua Taukeiaho (Sydney Roosters)
  • Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Peni Terepo (Parramatta Eels)
  • Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
  • Sitili Tupouniua (Sydney Roosters)
 
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No Hingano???

Foran declares himself fit and ready to return to the Kiwi's. Even if SJ plays this week I wouldn't pick him, just because of the lack of playing time.
 
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Just found out that the game kicks off at 5.40pm so I might not be able to make it anymore :oops:
 
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NAS Bromwich Tapau as 3 props who’s the 4th?
2nd row lock Liu, Tapine JFH? Seem a little light up against Tongans, any bolters for the forwards?
Halves a worry surely days of Benji are gone? Hughes @ 6 SJ 7 or Kodi 7 or is he 14?
DWZ make team on wing?
9 days out we got some thinking to do against a pretty settled Tongan team Asiata great pick up for them went close to Origin according to NRL360 team.
 
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Lolohea couldn't even make it in the halves in superleague, so having him step up and play the lead half role might be tough. Going to have a to rely a lot on Fainu at dummy half.
 
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Lolohea couldn't even make it in the halves in superleague, so having him step up and play the lead half role might be tough. Going to have a to rely a lot on Fainu at dummy half.
I think Fainu's gonna be 6 or 7, why else would they pick 3 dummy half's.
 
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Tonga should have named Israel Folau in their greater squad.
 
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New Zealand Kiwis squad

Leeson Ah Mau (Warriors)
Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm)
Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Kenneath Bromwich (Storm)
James Fisher-Harris (Panthers)
Kieran Foran (Bulldogs)
Jahrome Hughes (Storm)
Jamayne Isaako (Broncos)
Shaun Johnson (Sharks)
Isaac Liu (Roosters)
Issac Luke (Warriors)
Joseph Manu (Roosters)
Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers)
Esan Marsters (Wests Tigers)
Ken Maumalo (Warriors)
Briton Nikora (Sharks)
Kodi Nikorima (Warriors)
Agnatius Paasi (Warriors)
Isaiah Papalii (Warriors)
Jordan Rapana (Raiders)
Brandon Smith (Storm)
Joseph Tapine (Raiders)
Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles)
Zane Tetevano (Roosters)
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Bulldogs)
 
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Happy with the team list barring Issac Luke.
No CNK? Or is he solely reping Cook Islands?
Wonder how Jerome Luei would go in some capacity at international level?
(Think he's eligible?)
 
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I don't really rate Luai, would rather any of these guys over him
Yeah agree with you considering who else available, basing it all on that panther warriors game a few years ago
 
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At a guess and probably miles off...

1. RTS
2. Rapana
3. Manu
4. Marsters
5. DWZ
6. Foran
7. SJ
8. Bromwich
9. Smith
10. JWH
11. Bromwich
12. Nikora
13. Fisher-Harris

14. Nikorima/Hughes
15. Taupau
16. NAS
17. Tapine
 
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Expected Spine

RTS
Marshall
Foran
Smith
&
Nikorima

McGuire wanted Marshall last year.
 
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