A host of familiar names are back after Tonga announced its squad for the Rugby World Cup.
UK-based David Halaifonua, Sione Kalamafoni, Samisoni Fisilau, Aleki Lutui, Paula Ngauomo and Will Helu have been included in the 'Ikale Tahi's 30-man squad, along with Siale Piutau, who plies his trade in Japan.
All seven players have yet to feature for Tonga in 2015, having missed the Pacific Nations Cup.
Melbourne Rebels winger Telusa Veainu, centre Viliami Tahitu'a and locally-based halfback Sosefo Ma'ake have also been included, having made their international debut in the PNC.
One more player is still to be added to the final squad.
The team has gathered in England for a training camp in Surrey as part of the preparations.
Tonga open their World Cup campaign against Georgia next month and also face Namibia, Argentina and New Zealand in pool play.
KURT MORATH Biarritz