IC11 Squad - there's Tigers in Tonga

Sunday, July 24 2011 @ 12:56 pm ACST

Contributed by: Brett Northey

The Tongan squad has been named for IC11. Unlike variations of the name Marlins in the past the Tongans, making their first full scale International Cup debut, will be called the Tigers (not confirmed but we assume they must have a deal with the Richmond Tigers). In 2008 they attended the Cup but competed in the multicultural draw not the main international competition.

Tonga will be coached by Jim Lucy (former New Zealand International Cup coach) who will be assisted by Edward McCowan and Mike Gawn. The side will be the first look at senior level of several of the young guns from their emerging youth teams (pictured left), and the average age is about 22. The average height is 181cm and there seems to be a lack of really big key position players, although some heights are not listed.



2011 AFL International Cup - Tonga Tigers squad

Coach: Jim Lucy
Assistants: Edward McCowan, Mike Gawn

No. Name Club D.O.B. Height (cm) Weight (kg)
1 Paula Laloni 15/10/1984 164 65.9
2 Paula Tekelo 22/12/1993 176 79.5
3 Tevita Kolope 27/07/1993 179 79.6
4 Paasi Loumoli 27/02/1978 177 75.6
5 Pesalili Faitangane 26/05/1988 172 82.5
6 Feleti Jnr Ta’ai 16/12/1988 170 89.1
7 Siaki Huni 22/10/1994
8 Maka Mana Lavemai 1/02/1993 179 75
9 Heneli Loni 13/07/1981
10 Laiti Motulalo 15/02/1986 182 88.2
11 Finau Pau’u Mahina 17/08/1991
12 Sione Lafo’ou 19/02/1992 183 94.7
13 Sosiua Mahina 5/01/1987 184 89.8
14 Heneli Fisitalia 7/02/1993 182 84
15 Tohi Okati 3/06/1991 187 83.1
16 Penisimani Mahina 17/01/1992 184 82.8
17 Kafoa Tuaefe 6/04/1993
18 Simote Taunga 15/03/1992 190 83.3
19 Taniela Fihaki 27/08/1985 184 76.5
20 Penisila Palei 16/09/1989 185 81.7
21 Sione Loni 29/05/1987 187 79.6
22 Unaloto Paea 19/03/1993
23 Setefano Nau 5/06/1989 192 84
24 Aisake Epenisa 29/02/1988 177 93.4
25 Uinikoni Kivalu 5/10/1980 181 101.7
26 Simote Langi 23/03/1988
27 Sione Palanite 1/04/1974 183 93.3
28 Sione Tupou 25/05/1994

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