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Brent Kite skipper of Tonga squad
11:26am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
A STRONG Tongan squad has been named for the Rugby League World Cup campaign.
The Tongans, who will be based at Leigh Sports Village for the duration of the World Cup and play a group game against Cook Islands at the stadium on November 5, named have named Brent Kite as their captain.
He put in a strong performance for Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL final against Sydney Roosters at the weekend. However, there was a Tongan flavour to the Roosters' success in the shape of Daniel Tupou.
Charles Tonga also called up Ukuma Ta’ai (Huddersfield), Mickey Paea (Hull KR) and Willie Manu (St Helens) from Super League.
Tonga are widely expected to win group C, which could mean a quarter-final encounter with defending champions New Zealand.
Full squad: Brent Kite (Manly), Sosaia Feki, Nesiasi Mataitonga, Pat Politoni (all Cronulla), Jorge Taufua (Manly), Mahe Fonua, Siosaia Vave (both Melbourne), Siuatonga Likiliki (Newcastle), Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland), Fuifui Moimoi, Peni Terepo, (both Parramatta), Sika Manu, Daniel Foster (both Penrith), Samisoni Langi, Nafe Seluini, Daniel Tupou (all Sydney Roosters), Glen Fisiiahi, Siliva Havili, Konrad Hurrell (all Warriors), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Wests Tigers), Ukuma Ta’ai (Huddersfield), Mickey Paea (Hull KR), Willie Manu (St Helens), Sydney Havea (Liahona Old Boys).
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