Charles Tonga

Tonga fulfil former coach's vision

Tonga coached the national side from 2009 until the end of the 2013 World Cup and has watched with pride as the likes of Andrew Fifita, Jason Taumalolo, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, David Fusitu'a and Manu Ma'u have turned their backs on Australia and New Zealand to link with the Pacific Island nation.

As the Tongans prepare to take on New Zealand in the Pool B deciding clash in Hamilton on Saturday, the former national coach provided with a sense of what the Kristian Woolf-coached side had done for rugby league in his homeland.