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Tonga Name Two Roosters In Strong Squad

Tonga coach Kristian Woolf has named a strong Mate Ma'a squad to face Samoa in this weekend's test match and has included two in-form Roosters. 

Winger Daniel Tupou received the nod after three impressive performances for the Roosters since his return from injury, while Siosiua Taukeiaho has also been named after playing strong all year for his Club.

The pair played for Tonga in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and were named and started every contest.

It is expected that the sides will be narrowed down to 17 later in the week.

MATE MA'A: Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Addin Fonua-Blake (Sea Eagles), Siliva Havili (Raiders), Ata Hingano (Raiders), Will Hopoate (Bulldogs), Konrad Hurrell (Titans), Michael Jennings (Eels), Robert Jennings (Rabbitohs), Sione Katoa (Panthers), Tuimoala Lolohea (Wests Tigers), Manu Ma'u (Eels), Joe Ofahengaue (Broncos), Junior Tatola (Rabbitohs), Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys), Siosiua Taukieaho (Roosters), Peni Terepo (Eels), Daniel Tupou (Roosters).

SAMOA: Bunty Afoa (Warriors), Josh Aloiai (Tigers), Michael Chee Kam (Tigers), Christian Crichton (Panthers), James Gavet (Warriors), Pita Godinet (Tigers), Sam Kasiano (Storm), Tim Lafai (Dragons), Joey Leilua (Raiders), Luciano Leilua (Dragons), Mason Lino (Warriors), Dunamis Lui (Raiders), Tyrone May (Panthers), Anthony Milford (Broncos), Isaiah Papali'i (Warriors), Joseph Paulo (Sharks), Ligi Sao (Warriors), Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles)

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