14 Sep 2011

Sport: Taniela Moa looked to spark Tonga backs

10:25 am on 14 September 2011

The Tonga rugby coach sees half back Taniela Moa as the potenial ignition point of his backline and that why he's been moved out to first five for today's world cup game against Canada in Whangarei.

Isitolo Maka made wholesale changes to the team which started against the All Blacks and has rewarded his bench for their second half efforts in the cup opener in Auckland.

First five from Eden park,Kurt Morath, has been shifted to fullback to accomodate Moa who impressed Maka last Friday.

"He sparked a lot of things for us.Taniela Moa is a better running flyhalf so Taniela will give us a lot of options"