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Tonga rugby players welcomed in Pontypool

22 November 2013 Last updated at 07:52 GMT

As Wales' rugby team takes on Tonga for the first time since 2003 a man from Pontypool has been sharing his memories of Tongan players who have been welcomed to his home since the late 1990s.

Terry Simonds and his wife Jane were involved in bringing the players over to play for Pontypool RFC.

The players include Kuli Faletau - father of Wales international Toby - and Feo Vunipola, father of England players Mako and Billy Vunipola.

Wales v Tonga can be seen live on BBC Wales TV, radio and online - kick-off 19:30 GMT on Friday.

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