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Vuna starts for Tonga v Fiji

22 June 2018

Bath Rugby's Cooper Vuna will start at centre for Tonga in their Pacific Nations Cup clash against Fiji at ANZ Stadium, Suva tomorrow. 

Vuna moves across from the left wing, after scoring Ikale Tahi's second try in their 28-18 victory over Samoa last weekend. 

He will earn his eighth cap for his country, as Tonga face hosts Fiji, who have included prolific winger Nemani Nadolo in thier starting XV. The Montpellier star has scored an impressive 19 tries in 28 appearances.

Tonga starting XV: 

15. David Halaifonua

14. Viliami Lolohea

13. Nafi Tu’itavake

12. Cooper Vuna

11. Penikolo Latu

10. Kurt Morath

9. Sonatane Takulua

1. Siegfried Fisi’hoi 

2. Paula Ngaumo 

3. Siua Halanukonuka 

4. Leva Fifita 

5. Sitiveni Mafi 

6. Maama Vaipulu 

7. Fotu Lokotui 

8. Nasi Manu 

Replacements: 

16. Sefo Sakalia 

17. Ben Tameifuna 

18. David Feao 

19. Dan Falefa

20. Mike Faleafa 

21. Suke Tuumotooa 

22. Latiume Fosita 

23. James Faiva

 

Fiji starting XV:

15. Kini Murimurivalu

14. Timoci Nigusa

13. Vereniki Goneva

12. Jale Vatabua

11. Nemani Nadolo

10. Ben Volavola

9. Frank Lomani

1. Campese Ma’afu

2. Tuapati Taleimatoga

3. Manasa Saulo

4. Viliame Mata

5. Leone Nakarawa

6. Dominiki Waqaniburotu

7. Mosese Voka

8. Akapusi Qera

Replacements:

16. Tuvere Vugakoto

17. Peni Ravai

18. Mosese Ducivaki

19. Albert Tuisue

20. Nemani Nagusa

21. Seru Vularika

22. Alivereti Veitokani

23. Sevanaia Galala

 

 

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