Tonga v Canada Team Announcements 2011 Rugby World Cup

Tonga and Canada team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A test at Whangarei Northland Events Centre in Whangarei. Tonga played in the opening match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against the All Blacks. Although they went down 41 to 10, they were highly effective in the second half. Wednesday’s game will be Canada’s first of the tournament.

This game is pivotal to both teams if either are to have any hope of beating the All Blacks or France into the quarter finals.

Pool A:
Wed Sept 14 17.00 Tonga v Canada Whangarei Northland Events Centre

Tonga Team to Play Canada:

15 Kurt Morath, 14 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 13 Siale Piutau, 12 Alipate Fatafehi, 11 William Helu, 10 Taniela Moa, 9 Thomas Palu, 8 Samiu Vahafolau, 7 Sione Vaiomounga, 6 Finau Maka (captain), 5 Tukulua Lokotui, 4 Sione Timani, 3 Kisi Pulu, 2 Ephraim Taukafa, 1 Alisona Taumalolo.
Reserves: 16 Aloisio Ma’asi, 17 Soane Tonga’uiha, 18 Halani Aulika, 19 Viliami Ma’afu, 20 Sione Kalamafoni, 21 Viliame Iongi, 22 Alaska Taufa.

Canada Team to Play Tonga:

15 James Pritchard, 14 Ciaran Hearn, 13 DTH Van Der Merwe, 12 Ryan Smith, 11 Phil Mackenzie, 10 Ander Monro, 9 Ed Fairhurst, 8 Aaron Carpenter, 7 Chauncey O’Toole, 6 Adam Kleeberger, 5 Jamie Cudmore, 4 Jebb Sinclair, 3 Jason Marshall, 2 Pat Riordan (captain), 1 Hubert Buydens.
Reserves: 16 Ryan Hamilton, 17 Scott Franklin, 18 Tyler Hotson, 19 Nanyak Dala, 20 Conor Trainor, 21 Sean White, 22 Nathan Hirayama.

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