2019 Test - NZ 34-14 Tonga @ Mt Smart

Discussion in 'Game Day Spoilers / Match Discussion' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Jun 14, 2019.

?

Oceania Cup - Rep Weekend: NZ v Tonga

Poll closed Jun 22, 2019.
  1. New Zealand

    66.7%
  2. Tonga

    33.3%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. LeagueUnlimited News

    LeagueUnlimited News Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    288
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Internationals 2019 - Oceania Cup - Rep Weekend
    New Zealand v Tonga
    Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose (TICKETS)
    Saturday 22 June 2019

    Gates 2pm NZT
    Women's Test - NZ Kiwi Ferns v Fetu Samoa 3:10pm NZT (1:10pm AEST)
    Men's Test - NZ Kiwis v Mate Ma'a Tonga 5:40pm NZT (3:40pm AEST)


    [​IMG]

    1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Ken Maumalo 3. Esan Marsters 4. Joseph Manu 5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Benji Marshall 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 11. Kenneath Bromwich 12. Briton Nikora 13. Isaac Liu
    14. Jahrome Hughes 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. James Fisher-Harris 18. Zane Tetevano 19. Kieran Foran

    [​IMG]

    1. Will Hopoate 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Solomone Kata 5. David Fusitua 6. John Asiata 7. Tuimoala Lolohea 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Siliva Havili 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Tevita Pangai Junior 12. Manu Ma'u 13. Jason Taumalolo
    14. Manase Fainu 15. Addin Fonua-Blake 16. Peni Terepo 17. Sitili Tupouniua 18. Sione Katoa 19. Tevita Tatola


    [​IMG]

    Referee: Ben Cummins
    Sideline Officials: Chris Sutton, Chris McMillan
    Video Referees: Steve Chiddy​
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
  2. The Vaulting Violinist

    The Vaulting Violinist Bench

    Joined:
    May 24, 2017
    Messages:
    3,423
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Fifita a huge loss - NZ by 12
     
  3. Grapple

    Grapple Bench

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    3,629
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Also Marty Taupau too. Would of been good to have his physical play against these big boppers.
     
  4. Burns

    Burns First Grade

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    Messages:
    5,303
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    This will be one of the best sporting spectacles of the rugby league calendar. Hopefully it gets the full attention it deserves.
     
  5. GongPanther

    GongPanther Coach

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Messages:
    16,811
    Likes Received:
    3,911
    NZ by 44-18.
     
  6. grouch

    grouch First Grade

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,890
    Likes Received:
    5,389
    With Ata Hingano missing for Tonga, who's the likely halfback? Is it the great John Asiata?
     
    2 weeks likes this.
  7. SBD82

    SBD82 First Grade

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    9,591
    Likes Received:
    10,680
    Lolohea. With Asiata at 6.
     
    2 weeks likes this.
  8. LeagueUnlimited News

    LeagueUnlimited News Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    288
    Moeaki Fotuaika & Michael Jennings both OUT of the Tonga side.
     
  9. TheFrog

    TheFrog Coach

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    13,646
    Likes Received:
    4,070
    DWZ named NZ captain.
     
  10. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Coach

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    19,641
    Likes Received:
    10,381
    Put NZs spine in Tonga’s team and that’s one hell of a side
     
    2 weeks likes this.
  11. LeagueUnlimited News

    LeagueUnlimited News Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    288
    DWZ was named NZ captain last year - nothing has changed.
     
    Mr Angry likes this.
  12. grouch

    grouch First Grade

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,890
    Likes Received:
    5,389
    Have Tonga announced who their captain is, since Sika Manu has retired? Surely it's Taumalolo
     
  13. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    42,065
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    When do they actually name the teams?

    I would hope today to be professional, don't be amateurs.
     
  14. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    99,267
    Likes Received:
    3,101
    Saw something about Thursday for teams being named properly, but could be today
     
  15. grouch

    grouch First Grade

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,890
    Likes Received:
    5,389
    Mr Angry likes this.
  16. TheFrog

    TheFrog Coach

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    13,646
    Likes Received:
    4,070
    There was some discussion, especially on the Panthers forum, that he might lose the captaincy to RTS, especially if he was playing wing. I'm more than happy he's retained it.
     
  17. grouch

    grouch First Grade

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,890
    Likes Received:
    5,389
    Tonga team named. Still no word on the captain though

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...aa-tonga-name-eight-former-kiwis-in-test-team

    Mate Ma'a Tonga:
    1. Will Hopoate (Canterbury Bulldogs)
    2. Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
    3. Kotoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos)
    4. Solomone Kata (New Zealand Warriors)
    5. David Fusi'tua (New Zealand Warriors)
    6. John Asiata (North Queensland Cowboys)
    7. Tuimoala Lolohea (Leeds Rhinos)
    8. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)
    9. Siliva Havili (Canberra Raiders)
    10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho (Sydney Roosters)
    11. Tevita Pangai Junior (Brisbane Broncos)
    12. Manu Ma'u (Parramatta Eels)
    13. Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys)
    Interchange:
    14. Manase Fainu (Manly Sea Eagles)
    15. Addin Fonua-Blake (Manly Sea Eagles)
    16. Peni Terepo (Parramatta Eels)
    17. Sitili Tupouniua (Sydney Roosters)
    18. Sione Katoa (Penrith Panthers)
    19. Tevita (Junior) Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    Coach: Kristian Woolf
     
  18. Panther_Daz

    Panther_Daz Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    7,899
    Likes Received:
    1,384
    Has to be Taumalolo. He could be their captain for the next 8 years.
     
  19. LeagueUnlimited News

    LeagueUnlimited News Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    288
  20. The Vaulting Violinist

    The Vaulting Violinist Bench

    Joined:
    May 24, 2017
    Messages:
    3,423
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Yuck spine
     

Share This Page