Tonga call up flanker Hale T-Pole for clash with Scotland in Aberdeen

Last Updated: 21/11/12 5:34pm

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Steve Mafi: Dropped to the bench for Scotland Test

Steve Mafi: Dropped to the bench for Scotland Test

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Tonga have made a just one change for Saturday's Test with Scotland in Aberdeen.

Northlands flanker Hale T-Pole comes into the starting line-up in place of Leicester's Steve Mafi.

The rest of the team is unchanged from the 15 that started the 22-13 win over the United States at Colwyn Bay last weekend.

Coach Mana Otai has retained former Glasgow Warriors No 8 Viliami Ma'afu in the line-up.

Ma'afu joined the Warriors in February, but left in September, citing personal reasons and is currently looking for a new club.

London Irish prop Halani Aulika, Newcastle Falcons centre Suka Hufanga and Connacht wing Fetu'u Vainikolo are also in the team.

Tigers star Mafi is among the replacements, along with Llanelli second row Sione Timani as Tonga seek their second win of their European tour.

Tonga: 15 V Lilo, 14 F Vainikolo, 13 S Hufanga, 12 S Piukala, 11 W Helu, 10 F Apikotoa, 9 T Moa; 1 A Taumalolo, 2 E Taione, 3 H Aulika, 4 J Tu'ineau, 5 T Lokotui, 6 H T-Pole, 7 N Latu (captain), 8 V Ma'afu.

Replacements : I Ma'asi, T Mailau, K Sakalia, S Mafi, S Timani, V 'longi, E Paea, A Fatafehi.

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