Tonga Head coach Toutai Kefu [Source: Rugby World Cup]
Head coach Toutai Kefu has called up a further medical replacement to his Tonga squad for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France, with Penitoa Finau joining Siate Tokolahi and Patrick Pellegrini in the 33-man group.
Head coach Toutai Kefu has called up an additional medical replacement to his Tonga squad for Rugby World Cup 2023, after already being forced into two changes to his original 33-man party.
After call-ups for Siate Tokolahi, who replaced prop Feao Fotuaika, and Patrick Pellegrini – who stepped in for fly-half Otumaka Mausia – Kefu has now summoned flanker Penitoa Finau to replace the injured Solomone Funaki.
(changes to original announcement appear in bold)
Flanker / Number 8
Sione Havili Talitui
Wing / full back
Players replaced from original squad of 33: Feao Fotuaika, Otumaka Mausia, Solomone Funaki.