- Tohu HarrisHarris has ruled himself out of the test against Tonga due to an ongoing knee issue (will continue to play for the Warriors though).
- Manase Fainu has declared his allegiance to Tonga
- John Asiata may swap from Samoa to Tonga. Will more than likely play in the halves if that is the case.
Just a thought I had, if Dallin Watene-Zelezniak doesn't make the New Zealand team, is there a chance he plays for Tonga? Would be crazy to see the current NZ captain switch to the opposition but this is the weird and wonderful world of International Rugby League after all.
NAS Bromwich Tapau as 3 props who’s the 4th?
2nd row lock Liu, Tapine JFH? Seem a little light up against Tongans, any bolters for the forwards?
Halves a worry surely days of Benji are gone? Hughes @ 6 Shaun Johnson 7 or Kodi 7 or is he 14? Dallin Watene-Zelezniak make team on wing?
9 days out we got some thinking to do against a pretty settled Tongan team Asiata great pick up for them went close to Origin according to NRL360 team.
Wests Tigers playmaker Benji Marshall is a step away from his first international appearance in seven years after being selected in an extended New Zealand squad for the June 22 Oceania Cup Test against Mate Ma'a Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium.
Leeson Ah Mau (Warriors)
Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm)
Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Kenneath Bromwich (Storm)
James Fisher-Harris (Panthers)
Kieran Foran (Bulldogs)
Jahrome Hughes (Storm)
Jamayne Isaako (Broncos) Shaun Johnson (Sharks)
Isaac Liu (Roosters)
Issac Luke (Warriors)
Joseph Manu (Roosters)
Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers)
Esan Marsters (Wests Tigers)
Ken Maumalo (Warriors)
Briton Nikora (Sharks) Kodi Nikorima (Warriors)
Agnatius Paasi (Warriors)
Isaiah Papalii (Warriors)
Jordan Rapana (Raiders)
Brandon Smith (Storm)
Joseph Tapine (Raiders)
Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles)
Zane Tetevano (Roosters) Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters) Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Bulldogs)