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Australian Schools Rugby News : August 2012
tongan u18 australian tour wrap 9 T he Tongan Schools National Under 18 side arrived in Sydney on the 5th July for a two week, four match tour of Australia. The squad comprised of 29 players and 8 Management. For the first week of their tour they went into camp at St ignatius’ College where they played their first two matches against the ASRU President’s XV and Australia A. Thanks to the generosity of the NSW Waratahs they were provided tickets to the Waratahs’ match against the Brumbies at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday 7th July. The Tongans also went on the harbour Cruise to Sydney and Darling harbour with all the States team on the lay day of the championships. For the second part of the tour the local Tongan community took over the care of the touring party where they stayed at the Tongan Wesleyan Church hall at Glendenning – only ten minutes away from St Mary’s RL Stadium for the Test Match on the 14th July. The test match was well attended by the local islander community providing a vocal and supportive crowd for the tourists. The Last game of the tour was played at Forshaw rugby Park against NSW Combined high Schools. They finished the tour with two wins from four matches, scoring 111 (17 tries) points for and having 129 (19 tries) points scored against them. The touring party departed the following day for home and a well- deserved break. GAMe 1: tONGA U18 36 (iosua Tonga, Aisea Toa, Siosifa Lisala, Palu Fihaki, Kimami Moala, Sosima hoeft, tries, Mosese Latu 3 con) ASRU PReSIDeNt’S XV 13 (Arthur Currie, Carlin Anderson tries, Carlin Anderson pen). GAMe 2: AUStRALIA A SChOOLS 29 (Jack Johnson, Jack Tuttle, Tanne Milne, Dylan Sikimeti tries, Sam Green 3 con, 1 pen) tONGAN U18 5 (Jonathan Lokotui try). GAMe 3: AUStRALIAN SChOOLS 70 (Aaron Pleash, Mitchell Whiteley, Andrew Robinson, Jim Stewart, Moli Sooaemalelagi, Michael Gunn 2, Lalakai Foketi 3 tries, Jake Mcintyre 3, T Wilson 7 con) tONGA U18 13 (Jonathon Lokotui try, Mosese Latu, 1 con, 2 pen). GAMe 4: tONGAN U18 57 (Kimami Pasili Moala, Sateki Vakalahi, Sunita Palu Fihaki 2,Shinnosuke Tu’umoto’oa 2, Siosifa Lisala 3 tries, Mosese Latu 6 con) NSW ChS 17 (Sione Tangi, Zeb Buchanan, Justin Dinopoulos tries, John Porch con) at Forshaw Rugby Park. Touring party Tevita Vaipulu Bloomfield Tonga high School Masima Faka’osita Liahona high School Samuela Fiefia Liahona high School Sunita Palu Fihaki Tupou College Toloa ‘Api Kakala’ia Solomone Funaki Liahona high School Joshua hefa Tonga College ‘Atele Tu’ihakavalu ika Tupou College Toloa Tu’amelie Kata Tonga high School Matataiasi ‘o Moteini Katoa Tonga College ‘Atele Paula Tu’ikolongahau Lasalo Tonga high School Mosese Latu Tonga College ‘Atele Viliami ‘Onetale Lefai Tonga College ‘Atele Siosifa Lisala Tonga College ‘Atele Jonathan Lokotui Liahona high School halahuni Lolohea Tupou College Toloa Mosese A.L.h. Ma’u Tonga high School Kimami Pasili Moala Tonga College ‘Atele Kisina Neiufi Liahona high School Duke Nginingini Tonga College ‘Atele Soape Polutele Lavengamalie Ma’ake Taulahi Tupou College Toloa ‘Aisea To’a Liahona high School ‘iosua Paea isileli Tonga Liahona high School Folauhola Tongia ‘Api-Fo’ou College Shinnosuke Tu’umoto’oa Tonga high School Fe’iloakitohi Tupoumalohi Tupou College Toloa Sosiua ‘Unufe Tonga College ‘Atele Sione Langi Vailanu Tonga College ‘Atele Sateki Vakalahi Tupou high School Sioeli Vakatapu Tupou College Toloa OFFICIALS: Manager: Fr. Selunini ‘Akau’ola, ‘Api-Fo’ou College Assistant/Manager: Rev. Tungua Tu’akoi, Tupou College Toloa head Coach: Tomasi Taufa, Liahona high School Assistant Coach: Sikei Latu, ‘Api-Fo’ou College trainer: Mana Latu, Tonga College ‘Atele tech/Advisor: Tu’ivaita Ueleni, MOTeYS Public Relations & Finance: Rev Kavamone Fisi’ihoi (executive) Tongan Under 18 Velocity Trade Tour of Australia