5. Victor Vito
The former All Black loose forward won Top 14 Player of the Year for his efforts during the 2016/17 campaign for La Rochelle, showing he has by no means slowed down since departing New Zealand for France. This sort of world-class form would make the two-time World Cup winner a valuable member of Samoa’s loose forward trio.
6. Frank Halai
Now at the Kiwi-laden Pau club in France, Halai has expressed his interest of playing for Tonga to national coach Toutai Kefu, where he would undoubtedly make an instant impact.
7. Ma’a Nonu
One of the greatest All Blacks of all-time, the 103-test midfielder would be a prized asset for Manu Samoa with his well-crafted all-round ability.
8. George Smith
The Wallabies legend amassed a total of 111 test caps over a 13 year period, where he established himself as one of Australia’s greatest flankers. A stand out for the struggling Reds in this year’s Super Rugby campaign, his defensive work ethic and ability over the ball would be warmly welcomed by Tonga.