A stacked line-up bursting with NRL talent were far too good for their opponents – and what’s scariest for other teams in the tournament is that several stars, including Jason Taumalolo and Daniel Tupou, were rested.
The Gold Coast backrower was one of several potential Kangaroos who opted to represent their nation of heritage instead, with many giving Tonga the best chance of any nation when it comes to upsetting either Australia or New Zealand.
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The tournament begins with England v Samoa next weekend, and Tonga will open their campaign against Papua New…