“Toni Pulu is one of them. There are a couple of props overseas as well,” Kefu said.
26-year-old Saumaki was born in Tonga, and has previously represented his homeland in rugby sevens. He was included in Japan’s 43-man squad for their June tests in 2016, but due to complications with previously representing Tonga he was unable to gain clearance from World Rugby.
“You know with us winning, it makes us a more attractive commodity for those types of players who are interested in coming to play for Tonga,” he said.
“There is one more test that we are trying to source out but that is the next port of call. My focus is now putting a squad together for that campaign and planning and getting prepared for that,” Kefu said.
“Hopefully we can take some of the learnings we have taken out of June and keep that momentum going. We definitely want to keep that winning momentum moving into the World Cup next year.”
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