Every single player in the squad came through Just Play, a fact that makes TFA Social Responsibility Manager Raphael Lafaele extremely proud.
“I feel proud and excited,” he said.
“Rugby is our first sport in Tonga. But since Just Play was introduced, boys and girls have been really into the programme.”
Just Play was the way members of the current Tongan U-17 side, along with many others, would have kicked a football for the first time.