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Canberra Raiders to feature in Pacific Tests

Post by greeneyed » June 13, 2018, 4:53 pm

Tonga to name formidable team for Test against Samoa

Jason Taumalolo, Andrew Fifita and Will Hopoate are set to come under consideration to captain a Tonga side bolstered by the defection of New Zealand prop Addin Fonua-Blake in next week’s Pacific Test against Samoa. Canberra’s Ata Hingano and Wests Tigers utility Tuimoala Lolahea will again be the halves, while Raiders hooker Siliva Havilli and Penrith’s Sione Katoa are likely to share the dummy-half role.

"It is great that guys like Ata Hingano and Saliva Havili, in particular, are playing regular first grade for Canberra. They have played almost every game this year.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/06/13/ton ... nst-samoa/
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Post by 100%green » June 13, 2018, 8:20 pm

Good on em. Should be a great game.

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Post by zim » June 13, 2018, 8:45 pm

Hingano won't know what hit him getting to play big minutes in his preferred position.
Although they are down a winger with rappa out

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Post by Johno » June 13, 2018, 8:56 pm

Whats the bet Hingano has a good game

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Post by gangrenous » June 13, 2018, 8:58 pm

zim wrote:Hingano won't know what hit him getting to play big minutes in his preferred position.
Although they are down a winger with rappa out Image
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Re: Havili and Hingano set to be named for Tonga in Test against Samoa

Post by zim » June 13, 2018, 9:00 pm

gangrenous wrote:
zim wrote:Hingano won't know what hit him getting to play big minutes in his preferred position.
Although they are down a winger with rappa out Image
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Hah. I need more sleep Image.
Imagine a universe where Hingano does play for the kiwis and marvel at my sick burn.

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Re: Havili and Hingano set to be named for Tonga in Test against Samoa

Post by RedRaider » June 14, 2018, 6:44 am

So who does Papa play for on that weekend. Will it be Samoa or Queensland? If he and BJ are selected for Samoa I hope they show more discipline in the dining room than they did at the 2017 world cup.

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Post by VictorTheViking » June 14, 2018, 11:32 am

Itll be great to see hingano in the halves for a change

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Post by bonehead » June 14, 2018, 8:34 pm

Ravalawa and Moceidreke named in Fiji squad.

Canberra Raiders Mikaele Ravalawa named in Fiji squad to face Papua New Guinea in Pacific Test

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1. Kevin Naiqama (c)
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Akuila Uate
4. Tyrone Phillips
5. Marcelo Montoya
6. Jarryd Hayne
7. Henry Raiwalui
8. Kane Evans
9. Joe Lovodua
10. Tui Kamikamica
11. King Vuniyayawa
12. Salesi Junior Fainga'a
13. Jayson Bukuya

14. Eloni Vunakece
15. Pio Seci
16. Sitiveni Moceidreke
17. Pio Sokobalavu
18. Mikaele Ravalawa
19. Junior Roqica

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/06/14/jar ... iji-squad/

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Post by zim » June 14, 2018, 10:40 pm

Good stuff. I would have had Ravalawa on the wing over Montoya. Montoya was great last year but just seems to get worse every week this year.

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Post by Raider Azz » June 15, 2018, 11:27 am

RedRaider wrote:
June 14, 2018, 6:44 am
So who does Papa play for on that weekend. Will it be Samoa or Queensland? If he and BJ are selected for Samoa I hope they show more discipline in the dining room than they did at the 2017 world cup.
Papalii is a certainty to be selected for Queensland again so that is where he will play.

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Post by greeneyed » June 17, 2018, 8:13 pm

Canberra Raiders Siliva Havili and Ata Hingano selected for Tonga

Brisbane forward Joe Ofahengaue has been chosen to represent Tonga for their Pacific Test showdown with Samoa next Saturday, which indicates Queensland have not selected him in their squad for the second State of Origin match.

Ofahengaue was considered a strong chance of being called up by the Maroons after a string of powerhouse performances for the Broncos but he has been named in a star-studded Tongan side alongside the likes of Sharks prop Andrew Fifita and Cowboys lock Jason Taumalolo.

Mate Ma'a: Andrew Fifita (Sharks), Addin Fonua-Blaker (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)

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Post by greeneyed » June 17, 2018, 8:31 pm

Canberra Raiders Joey Leilua and Dunamis Lui selected for Samoa for Pacific Test

After coming off the bench for Queensland in State of Origin I, Broncos playmaker Anthony Milford will represent Samoa next Saturday in their Test match against Tonga.

Samoa squad: 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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Post by raiderskater » June 17, 2018, 8:42 pm

Oh, good on them. Happy for Lui especially, he deserves it, he's been really great for us this year.
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Post by Rick » June 17, 2018, 8:54 pm

Well deserved for Lui, playing well above where he was at last year.


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Re: Canberra Raiders to feature in Pacific Tests

Post by Brew » June 17, 2018, 10:18 pm

Lui was awesome today, and all season, coming off a major injury he has been tremendous. Love his carries and one percentages.
Very unsung hero, well deserved


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