Former Australia star Israel Folau was injured on his Test return as Tonga were thumped 36-0 by Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup.
A change in World Rugby’s rules last year allowed him to switch allegiance to Tonga.
Folau injured his leg in a collision when chasing a kick and limped off in the 27th minute against Fiji.
He was listed as ‘Isileli Folau’ by Tonga and named on the right wing for the match in Suva.
He had only two ineffectual touches before being replaced.
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Five England stars you didn’t know can swap nations for 2023 Rugby World Cup
Below, we pick out five England players you didn’t know could swap nations ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, either immediately or in the run-up to the tournament.
#1. Zach Mercer (England to New Zealand)
- Age: 24
- Position: Number 8
- Current number of caps: 2
- Last cap: November, 2018
- Did you know? His father is former rugby league footballer and coach Gary Mercer, who played for New Zealand and the New Zealand Māori rugby league team