Tonga locked and loaded for Aus Test
TONGA have named a full-strength preliminary squad for their historic clash with Australia next month.
Coach Kristian Woolf has named a 29-man squad which will be cut down in early October before the team embarks on a ten day camp to prepare for the match.
Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita have both been named along with Joe Ofahengaue, Will Hopoate, Robert and Michael Jennings and David Fusitu'a.
The Tongans have also named Broncos powerhouse Tevita Pangai Junior amid speculation Australian would try and poach him for the match.
Tonga will meet the Kangaroos for the first time in their history in Auckland on October 20.
Andrew Fifita - Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Addin Fonua-Blake - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Mahe Fonua - Wests Tigers, Moeaki Fotuaika - Gold Coast Titans, David Fusitua - Warriors, Siliva Havilli - Canberra Raiders, Ata Hingano - Canberra Raiders, Will Hopoate - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Koniseti Hurrell - Gold Coast Titans, Michael Jennings - Parramatta Eels, Robert Jennings - South Sydney Rabbitohs, Solomone Kata - Warriors, Sione Katoa - Penrith Panthers, Samisoni Langi - Catalans Dragons, Tuimoala Lolohea - Wests Tigers, Sika Manu - Hull FC, Sam Moa - Catalans Dragons, Ben Murdoch-Masila - Warrington Wolves, Joe Ofahengaue - Brisbane Broncos, Tevita Pangai Junior - Brisbane Broncos, Agnatius Paasi - Warriors, Leivaha Pulu - Warriors, Scott Sorensen - Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Ukuma Ta'ai - Huddersfield Giants, Jason Taumalolo - North Qld Cowboys, Tevita Tatola - South Sydney Rabbitohs, Sio Siua Taukeiaho - Sydney Roosters, Peni Terepo - Parramatta Eels, Daniel Tupou - Sydney Roosters
1. Will Hopoate 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. David Fusitu'a 6. Tui Lolohea 7. Ata Hingano 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Siliva Havili 10. Joe Ofahengaue 11. Tevita Pangai Jr 12. Sika Manu 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Sione Katoa 15. Addin Fonua-Blake 16. Ben Murdoch-Masila 17. Agnatius Paasi