"If you want to find out about Jason maybe you should ask Jason and the Tongan team", said Nikau.
The likes of Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita have turned their backs on New Zealand and Australia respectively, opting to represent Tonga - drawing criticism across both sides of the Tasman.
Levy drives down apprenticeships by nearly two thirds
Until we see the September starts, we don't know whether the three million target is under threat but the numerical target isn't really important here.
The 24-year-old forward was one of a number of Kiwi-eligible players who made a decision to declare their allegiance to Tonga for the tournament, despite posing as the face of the Kiwis' campaign for preview images.
"Obviously I've caused a bit of media stir and all that, but at the end of the day, I'm here to play for my country and I'm looking forward to doing that", Taumalolo told TVNZ. He arrived in Tonga on Thursday.
Osaka accomplishes huge dream in Hong Kong
At the Tianjin Open , there were wins for Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani in her first WTA Tour match following a doping ban. "Venus is someone I've respected and admired.I've grown up watching her".
"It was a amusing one". "We all got through and got ticketed and everything else, then they decided there was too much weight on the plane a they had to offload a couple of guys".
The Kiwis coach is still upbeat about his side's chances of taking out the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. Their competition begins on October 29 against Scotland in Cairns.
The New Mutants assemble in tense first teaser
Next spring, X-Men fans will see the arrival of a whole new breed of mutants in the appropriately titled New Mutants . Nor is there evidence of the Demon Bear from the comics that was reported to be the antagonist.