Tonga make changes for PNC final round

Tonga's rugby coach Toutai Kefu has made six changes to the side that was thrashed by Japan 41-7 last week for Friday's match against Canada.

The two sides meet in the last round of the Pacific Nations Cup in Lautoka.

Kefu has made four changes made to the forward pack which was soundly beaten in Osaka last week.

Paula Ngauamo and Siua Halanukonuka comes into the front row and former Hurricane lock Sam Lousi returns from injury forcing Sitiveni Mafi to move into the loose forwards.

Zane Kapeli will start at number eight instead of Maama Vaipulu, while James Faiva and Malietoa Hingano take their place in the backline at first five and centre respectively.

Captain Siale Piutau has shifted to second five with the experienced Cooper Vuna dropping to the bench.

Prop Latu Talakai has been brought into the squad.

Toutai Kefu said he hoped his side could finish their PNC campaign on a solid note as they looked towards a pre-World Cup clash against the New Zealand All Blacks next month.