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NEWCASTLE FALCONS: S Hammersley, G Venditti, C Harris, A Powell, Al Tuilagi, M Delany, R Tipuna; R Vickers, S Lawson, J Welsh, C Green, J Furno, T Clever, N Latu, A Hogg (captain).
Latu keeps his place in an unchanged pack from Saturday's 9-8 loss, the only two amendments to the team coming in the back line.
Already out of the World Cup, Latu admitted their opening-day defeat to Georgia had cost them.
That comes in the back-row where Nili Latu replaces Dan Temm, the Tonga captain selected at No 8 as skipper Will Welch slides round to the open-side flank.
Already up against it, Australia's hopes of getting back into the contest suffered a fatal blow when Latu was sin binned for a retaliatory swipe at Taylor.
Just how quickly, though, was perhaps the surprise as in the 28th minute, Falcons back-rower Nili Latu lost the ball and opposite number Herjean ran it back 60 metres untouched to score.
With 10 minutes on the clock, both sides were reduced to 10 men as the hosts' James Chisholm and Falcons' Nili Latu were sent to the sin-bin, with the number eights involved in an off-the-ball altercation.
Mark Wilson is congratulated by Nili Latu and Kyle Cooper as he draws a foul in the final second of the match to secure a penalty.
Cov went down to 14 men with a yellow card for George Oram for a mistimed tackle, but they went further in front with a try by Latu Makaafi after 32 minutes, Fenner converting, before James Stokes secured the home side's bonus point with an 80-metre interception try which Fenner converted.
Leilani Latu's last-gasp try for Tonga to beat Fiji 26-24 in last week's Pacific triple-header saw them move up one rung on the ladder, while the biggest movers are Hungary who rise five places to 33rd.
However, in the second half, Nili Latu's brace and Marcus Watson's try meant Newcastle only trailed 28-25 with less than 20 minutes remaining.
PLAYER MOST LIKELY TO MAKE HEADLINES NILI LATU The hard-hitting flanker was sensational for Bay of Plenty versus the 2005 Lions and the force of his crunching tackles were evident against South Africa and England at the 2007 PLAYER MOST LIKELY TO MAKE HEADLINES NILI LATU The hard-hitting flanker was sensational for Bay of Plenty versus the 2005 Lions and the force of his crunching tackles were evident against South Africa and England at the 2007 World Cup.
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