Valentino Mapapalangi has been named on the Tonga bench for their opening game of the Pacific Nations Cup.
Leicester Tigers back-rower Mapapalangi, who made 21 appearances in his debut season at Welford Road, is set to win his 7th cap when Tonga take on Georgia in Fiji on Saturday (kick-off 2am BST).
Scroll down to watch Mapapalangi discuss the Pacific Nations Cup and his first season with Tigers on LTTV.
Logovi’i Mulipola, meanwhile, starts for Samoa against hosts Fiji in their first game of the Pacific Nations Cup. Mulipola, who will join Newcastle Falcons after this summer’s Test series, will win his 21st international cap.
Tonga: 15 Sione Fifita, 14 David Halaifonua, 13 Nafi Tu’itavake, 12 Siale Piutau, (c) 11 Penikolo Latu, 10 Kurt Morath, 9 Sonatane Takulua; 1 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 2 Paula Ngauamo, 3 David Lolohea, 4 Leva Fifita, 5 Joe Tu’ineau, 6 Dan Faleafa, 7 Fotu Lokotui, 8 Nasi Manu
Replacements: 16 Sefo Sakalia, 17 David Feao, 18 Ben Tameifuna, 19 Valentino Mapapalangi, 20 Mike Faleafa, 21 Suke Tuumotooa, 22 Latiume Fosita, 23 Viliami Lolohea
Manu Samoa: 15 Ah See Tuala, 14 Ed Fidow, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Alapati Leiua, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Melani Matavao; 1 Logovii Mulipola, 2 Motu Matu'u, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 4 Josh Tyrell, 5 Chris Vui (c), 6 Piula Faasalele, 7 Jack Lam, 8 Mat Luaman
Replacements: 16 Seilala Lam, 17 Jordan Lay, 18 Viliamu Afatia, 19 Joe Tekori, 20 TJ Ioane, 21 Dwayne Polataivao, 22 Rodney Iona, 23 Paul Perez