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Warriors Vailanu in Tonga squad for Autumn Internationals

Evesham Editorial 13th Oct, 2021

WARRIORS number eight Sione Vailanu has been included in Tonga’s squad for their four-match Autumn International programme.

Vailanu, who arrived at Sixways from Wasps during the summer, has been capped seven times by Tonga with the last of his appearances coming against Canada in Lautoka in August 2019 when he scored his second try for his country.

Tonga will play Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday October 30, England at Twickenham on Saturday November 6, French Barbarians in Lyon  on Saturday November 13 and conclude their tour against Romania on Saturday November 20.

Vailanu will link up with his country after the Scotland Test Match and is set to become the seventh player to win a cap for Tonga while with Warriors after Sateki Tuipulotu, Aisea Havili, Tevita Taumoepeau, Aleki Lutui, Ofa Fainga’anuku and Copper Vuna.

Tonga have named a squad of 40 for the tour with ten new caps and players selected from clubs in ten different countries.

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