Profiles of the 2015 Rugby World Cup teams.
The Tonga team, or ‘Ikale Tahi', will be hoping to cause an upset like their 14-19 defeat of France at the 2011 World Cup.
Playing with passion and pride, they recently finished third in the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, and could prove to be difficult opponents for the higher-ranked teams.
Tonga face momentous tasks to overcome either New Zealand or Argentina in Pool C, but will look good for victories over Georgia and Namibia.
Tonga's Rugby World Cup Squad
Tevita Mailau (Perpignan), Alisona Taumalolo (Grenoble), Soane Tonga'uiha (Oyonnax), Halani Aulika (London Irish), Sila Puafisi (Gloucester), Elvis Taione (Exeter Chiefs), Paula Ngauamo (Mont de Marsan), Aleki Lutui (Ampthill), Tukulua Lokotui (Beziers), Joseph Tu'ineau (Lyon), Steve Mafi (Western Force), Opeti Fonua (Leicester Tigers), Hale T. Pole (Otago), Nili Latu (Newcastle Falcons), Jack Ram (Auckland Blues), Viliami Ma'afu (Oyonnax), Sione Kalamafoni (Gloucester), Sonatane Takulua (Newcastle Falcons), Samisoni Fisilau (Jersey), Sosefo 'Oliveto Ma'ake (Havelu Bulldogs), Kurt Morath (Biarritz), Latiume Fosita (Doncaster), Sione Piukala (Perpignan), Siale Piutau (Yamaha), Viliami Tahitu'a (Northland), Fetu'u Vainikolo (Oyonnax), Telusa Veainu (Melbourne Rebels), Tevita Halaifonua (Gloucester), William Helu (Edinburgh), Vungakoto Lilo (Montauban).