Tonga Chasing League Stars For
Union World Cup

Tonga is chasing the services of two Kiwi rugby league stars for the Rugby World Cup.

Bradford Bulls wingers Lesley Vainikolo and Tevita Vaikona are in talks with Tonga with a view to being released to play in the World Cup.

Tonga is in the same pool as the All Blacks.

It is understood contractual matters with the Bulls are the only remaining stumbling block.

Vainikolo last played for the Kiwis in 2000, while Vaikona was selected for last year's end of season tour to the UK but pulled out with a ruptured Achilles tendon.