The tournament will be held for two days on February 1-2 at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Tonga Rugby Union today announced the team, and included one change from the team that competed in the Uprising 7’s tournament in Fiji last week. Daniel Kilioni replaced ‘Atelea ‘Okati who was injured.
Tonga will compete in Pool B against France, Argentina and Kenya on Friday, February 1.
Tonga Squad for Wellington Sevens
1. Kilifi Latu, Ha’ateiho Spartans, captain
2. Fe’ofa’aki Holo’ia, Toloa Old Boys
3. Fautasi Tonga, Marist
4. Josateki Veikune, Kolofo’ou
5. Paula Kata, Marist
6. Daniel Kilioni, Havelu
7. Saia Palei, Ha’akame
8. Manu Tu’ifua, Mu’a
9. Tevita Halaifonua, Toloa Old Boys
10. Samisoni Hafoka, Toloa Old Boys
11. Siale Talaki, Toloa Old Boys
12. Tevita Ma’u, Havelu
Eddie Waqa, coach
Tevita Tu’ifua, assistant coach
Iliesa Tora, manage
Faupule Kolokihakaufisi, trainer