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)|
|6||Feleti Jnr Ta’ai||16/12/1988||170||89.1|
|8||Maka Mana Lavemai||1/02/1993||179||75|
|11||Finau Pau’u Mahina||17/08/1991|