September 5, 2019 / 7:04 AM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-New Zealand v Tonga test match

WELLINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday’s test between New Zealand and Tonga:

When: Sept. 7, 2:35 p.m. local (0235 GMT)

Where: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton (capacity: 25,800)

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Assistant referees: Damon Murphy (Australia), Jordan Way(Australia); TMO: James Leckie (Australia)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Kieran Read

Team: 15-Ben Smith, 14-Sevu Reece, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 12-Ryan Crotty, 11-George Bridge, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-TJ Perenara, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Matt Todd, 6-Ardie Savea, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Patrick Tuipulotu, 3-Nepo Laulala, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody

Replacements: 16-Liam Coltman, 17-Ofa Tuungafasi, 18-Angus Ta’avao, 19-Scott Barrett, 20-Luke Jacobson, 21-Aaron Smith, 22-Josh Ioane, 23-Jordie Barrett

TONGA

World ranking: 15

Coach: Toutai Kefu

Captain: Siale Piutau

Team: 15-David Halaifonua, 14-Cooper Vuna, 13-Malietoa Hingano, 12-Siale Piutau (captain), 11-Viliami Lolohea, 10-Kurt Morath, 9-Sonatane Takulua, 8-Maama Vaipulu, 7-Fotu Lokotui, 6-Sione Kalamafoni, 5-Leva Fifita, 4-Sam Lousi, 3-Siua Halanukonuka, 2-Siua Maile, 1-Siegfried Fisiihoi

Replacements: 16-Sione Anga’aelangi, 17-Vunipola Fifita, 18-Ma’afu Fia, 19-Dan Faleafa, 20-Zane Kapeli, 21-Leon Fukafuka, 22-James Faiva, 23-Atieli Pakalani

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 5

New Zealand wins: 5

Tonga wins: 0

RESULTS

2015 New Zealand 47-9 Tonga Newcastle*

2011 New Zealand 41-10 Tonga Auckland*

2003 New Zealand 91-7 Tonga Brisbane*

2000 New Zealand 102-0 Tonga Auckland

1999 New Zealand 45-9 Tonga Bristol*

* Rugby World Cup match (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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