Vaea and Sam named in Tonga World Cup squad

Rob LloydNews

Scarlets Vaea Fifita and Sam Lousi have been named in Tonga’s squad for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup in France.

Head coach Toutai Kefu has unveiled a party of 32 players, with one more name to be added. 

Capped by the All Blacks, Fifita switched his allegiance to Tonga last year and has been involved in his country’s Pacific Nations Cup and warm-up matches this summer.

Second row Lousi featured for ʻIkale Tahi in the last Rugby World Cup in Japan before joining the Scarlets.

Tonga face a daunting challenge in Pool B where they take on world champions South Africa, world number one ranked Ireland, Scotland and Romania.