Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs forwards Danny Fualalo and Antonio Kaufusi have today been named in the Tonga National Rugby League preliminary train-on squad ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Cook Islands on October 17 at 7.30pm at Campbelltown Stadium.
Tonga coach Kristian Woolf said: "Not only is there a lot riding on the game in terms of a spot in the 2017 World Cup, it is also a chance for us to get together as a team and keep building on the momentum created after the May Test against Samoa.
“I know that our men can’t wait to get together again in camp and to pull on the Tongan jersey and represent Tonga to the best of their ability."
Please note additional players will be added to the train-on squad following finals matches this weekend and next weekend and confirmation of eligibility.
The squad is as follows: Antonio Kaufusi, Danny Fualalo (Bulldogs), Leva Li (Titans), Jorge Taufua, Siosaia Vave, Tony Satini (Sea Eagles), Peni Terepo, Vai Toutai, John Folau (Eels), Leilani Latu, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Sika Manu, Daniel Foster, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Panthers), Anthony Tupou, David Fifita, Saulala Houma, Malakai Houma, Pat Politoni (Sharks), Michael Oldfield (Rabbitohs), Vaha Pulu, Willie Manu (Roosters), Albert Vete, Sione Lousi, John Palavi, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Siliva Havili, David Fusitu'a (Warriors), Sitaleki Akauola, Asipeli Fine, Joel Luani, Salesi Funaki, Delouise Hoeter (Wests Tigers), Ukuma Ta’ai (Huddersfield), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Leigh), Atelea Vea (St Helens), Mickey Paea (Hull FC), Nafe Seluini (Burleigh) and Charlie Faingaa (Redcliffe).