Wire star left out of Tonga squad, but Leeds man included

Kristian Woolf has named his extended 22 man Mate Ma’a Tonga squad for next Saturday’s Oceanic Cup clash with New Zealand.

Warrington’s Ben Murdoch-Masila, who has been a regular in the Tongan side for the last couple of years, has been left out, while Leeds’ Tui Lolohea, who expressed his interest in playing in the upcoming Test, is selected.

There is also no space in the squad for another Rhinos star Konrad Hurrell after he recently returned from injury.

Tonga squad: J Asiata (North Queensland), M Fainu (Manly), A Fifita (Cronulla), A Fonua-Blake (Manly), M Fotuaika (Gold Coast), D Fusi’tua (NZ Warriors), S Havili (Canberra), W Hopoate (Canterbury Bulldogs), M Jennings (Parramatta), R Jennings (Wests Tigers), S Kata (NZ Warriors), S Katoa (Penrith), T Lolohea (Leeds), M Ma’u (Parramatta), T Pangai jnr (Brisbane), K Staggs (Brisbane), T Tatola (South Sydney), S Taukeiaho (Sydney Roosters), J Taumalolo (North Queensland), P Terepo (Parramatta), D Tupou (Sydney Roosters), S Tupouniua (Sydney Roosters)

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