2 May 2017

Sport: Manu Vatuvei called into Tonga squad

11:32 am on 2 May 2017

Manu Vatuvei has been called up to the Tonga squad for Saturday's Pacific rugby league test against Fiji.

The 31 year old winger has played 29 tests for New Zealand and last represented the Kiwis in 2015.

Manu Vatuvei celebrates an Anzac test try

Manu Vatuvei scores for the Kiwis against Australia in 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Vatuvei replaces former Warriors teammate Konrad Hurrell in the Mate Ma'a squad, who was himself called up as a replacement for Roosters and New South Wales centre Michael Jennings.

Meanwhile, Junior Paulo, Bunty Afoa and Ken Maumalo have been added to the Toa Samoa line-up to face England.

Isaac Liu and David Nofoaluma have been omitted.

Mate Ma'a Tonga Squad:

Addin Fonua-Blake - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Siliva Havili - St George Illawarra Dragons

Mafoa'aeata Hinganao - New Zealand Warriors

Will Hopoate - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Sione Katoa - Penrith Panthers

Felise Kaufusi - Melbourne Storm

Patrick Kaufusi - North Queensland Cowboys

Samisoni Langi - Penrith Panthers

Leilani Latu - Penrith Panthers

Brenko Lee - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Tuimoala Lolohea - New Zealand Warriors

Joe Ofahengaue - Brisbane Broncos

Leivaha Pulu - Gold Coast Titans

Moses Suli - Wests Tigers

Daniel Tupou - Sydney Roosters

Manu Vatuvei - New Zealand Warriors

Siosaia Vave - Parramatta Eels

Sione Vea - Tongan Rugby League

Tony Williams - Cronulla Sutherland Sharks

Toa Samoa Squad:

Iulio "Bunty" Afoa - New Zealand Warriors

Leeson Ah Mau - St George Illawarra Dragons

John Asiata - North Queensland Cowboys

Fa'amanu Brown - Cronulla Sutherland Sharks

Herman Ese'ese - Brisbane Broncos

Sam Kasiano - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Tim Lafai - St George Illawarra Dragons

Joseph Leilua - Canberra Raiders

Josh McGuire- Brisbane Broncos

Peter Mata'utia - Newcastle Knights

Sione Mata'utia - Newcastle Knights

Suaia Matagi - Parramatta Eels

Ken Maumalo - New Zealand Warriors

Anthony Milford - Brisbane Broncos

Junior Paulo - Canberra Raiders

Kaysa Pritchard - Parramatta Eels

Sauaso Sue - Wests Tigers

Antonio Winterstein - North Queensland Cowboys

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