Tonga boss jokes that England star should play for them

Tonga’s coach joked Friday that England star No.8 Billy Vunipola, who has Tongan parents, should switch back to his home nation when the teams meet at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

Asked for his reaction to Vunipola’s comments this week that he was still a Tongan, despite playing for England, Toutai Kefu quipped: “Well he should be playing for us then.”

He added: “I saw him earlier in the week, but I didn’t bring it up. I didn’t want to get him angry. We had a good laugh and I tried to get his team out of him,

“This is a massive challenge for us, but we have nothing to lose and I think England are under more pressure than us. He’s picked a very strong team, but is there a weak England team? I don’t think there is with this squad.”


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