19 Jun 2014

Sport: Star-studded Pacific Barbarians named to face Tonga

2:29 pm on 19 June 2014

The Pacific Barbarians have named a star-studded team for Sunday's one-off match against Tonga in Auckland.

Recent Tongan internationals Lua Lokotui, Kurt Morath and Taniela Moa are poised to run out against their 'Ikale Tahi brothers.

Former All Blacks Jerry Collins, Sione Lauaki, Rene Ranger and Sitiveni Sivivatu and Justin Marshall have also been named, alongside ex Wallabies Rodney Blake, Radike Samo and Digby Ioane.

Sacred Heart College sensation Taniela 'Daniel' Tupou has also been selected.

The team will be coached by former All Black captain Buck Shelford, who is being assited by Pita Alatini and Isitolo Maka.

Full squad:

Rodney Blake

Graeme Dawes

Daniel Tupou

Tonga Leaaetoa

Mo Schwalger

Ilaisa Maasi

Joe Tekori

Paino Hehea

Harrison Mataele

Radike Samo

Jerry Collins

George Stowers

Lui Lokotui

Sione Lauaki

Justin Marshall

Augustin Pulu

Taniela Moa

Kurt Morath

Robbie Fruen

Rene Ranger

Sitiveni Sivivatu

Digby Ioane

Tim Nanai Williams

Coach Buck Shelford

Assistants Peter Alatini/Isitolo Maka

Manager Inga Tuigamala

Team Doctor Luisa Fonua

Logistic Manager Finau Maka