Ikale Tahi Squad for European Spring Tour 2013

TRU Logo 2013‘Ikale Tahi, coach, Mana Otai has announced the 30-man squad to tour Europe next month, which they will play with Romaina, France, and Wales.

There are four new caps have been included, hooker Suliasi Taufalele and first five Latiume Fosita are currently involved in New Zealand’s ITM Cup competition, lock Uili Kolo’ofai is based in France while Lisiate Havili plays for NTT Communications in Japan.

There’s also a return for Perpignan prop Sona Taumalolo, who was unavailable for the last year’s Northern tour as well as the Pacific Nations Cup.

The ’Ikale Tahi open their campaign against Romania in Bucharest before clashes against tier one nations France and Wales.

Mana Otai says it’s an exciting period although he admits there’s also more expectation on the team to do well.

Otai says a team captain will be named once the squad assembles.

  GIVE NAMES  CLUB NAME  COUNTRY OF CLUB POSITION D.O.B AGE
  PROPS 
ALISONA TAUMALOLO PERPIGNAN FRANCE PROP 13.11.81 32
TEVITA MAILAU MONT DE MARSAN FRANCE PROP 25.04.85 28
TAIONE VEA LONDON WASP UK PROP 1.12.88 24
SILA PUAFISI TASMAN MAKO NZ PROP 15.04.88 25
EDMUND AHOLELEI MELBOURNE REBELS AUSTRALIA PROP 3.12.81 31
  HOOKERS
VAEA TAIONE  JERSEY RUGBY CLUB UK HOOKER 25.05.83 30
ILAISA MA’ASI CS VIENNE FRANCE HOOKER 5.02.82 31
SULIASI TAUFALELE COUNTIES MANUKAU NZ HOOKER 12.08.88 25
  LOCKS  IKALE 
TUKULUA LOKOTUI  GLOUCESTER UK LOCK 31.12.79 33
UILI KOLO’OFAI US COLOMIERS FRANCE LOCK 29.09.82 31
OPETI FONUA BAYONNE FRANCE LOCK 26.05.86 27
  LOOSERS
VILIAMI FAINGA’A AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA # 7 27.03.88 25
NILI LATU NEC GREEN ROCKETS JAPAN #7 19.02.82 31
VILIAMI FIHAKI NORHT HARBOUR NZ #6 # 8 17.01.87 26
HALE POLE SOUTHLAND  NZ # 6 # 8 lock 30.04.79 34
SIONE KALAMAFONI GLOUCESTER UK # 6 # 8 18.05.88 25
VILIAMI MA’AFU OYONNAX FRANCE #8 3.09.82 31
  HALFBACKS 
SAMISONI FISILAU BOP NZ HALFBACK 29.11.87 26
TOMASI PALU WELLINGTON NZ HALFBACK 23.9.86 27
TANIELA MOA PAU FRANCE HALFBACK 11.03.85 28
  INSIDE BACKS 
LISIATE HAVILI NTT COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN FIRST FIVE 16.04.88 25
LATIUME FOSITA NORTHLAND  NZ FIRST FIVE 25.07.92 21
FANGATAPU APIKOTOA MARIST ‘APIFO’OU TONGA FIRST FIVE 31.08.83 30
MIDFIELDS BACKS 
MANU ‘AHOTA’EILOA BAYONNE FRANCE CENTRE 12.01.86 27
SIONE PIUKALA PERPIGNAN FRANCE CENTRE 6.08.85 28
SIALE PIUTAU YAMAHA JAPAN CENTRE/WING 13.10.85 27
  OUTSIDE BACKS 
WILL HELU LONDON WASP UK WINGER 8.08.89 24
FETU’U VAINIKOLO EXETER UK WINGER 30.01.85 28
VUNGAKOTO LILO TRABES PYRENEES FRANCE FULLBACK 28.02.83 30
DAVID HALAIFONUA  TONGA TONGA FULLBACK/WINGER 5.07.87 26

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