The Tongan league enforcer copped a three-game ban for a dangerous tackle.
These NZ league stars aren't switching allegiances.
The veteran half joins three debutants in the NZ league team against Tonga.
The NSW great said he was taken aback by the Rooster star's dumping for Origin II.
Coach Kristian Woolf has four debutants in his team to run out at Mt Smart Stadium.
The recalled half will play his first league test since 2012 against Tonga on Saturday.
Kevin Walters gave his side a "five or six" out of 10 for their Origin opener victory.
Dancing With The Stars winner Manu Vatuvei hopes his sporting career isn't over.
Kristian Woolf's side will be without their most experienced player.
The Kiwis duo last played together during the 2012 ANZAC test.
The Broncos wing is the second Kiwis player to make a move this week.
The 34-year-old league half last played for the Kiwis seven years ago.
The Eels climbed back inside the NRL's top eight with a commanding victory.
The Warriors prop is unlikely to appeal against a dangerous tackle charge.
The NRL veteran steered Wests Tigers home over the Cowboys.
The Warriors veteran ended his 300th NRL game in the sin bin, but his team held on.
The NZ NRL side scraped through for a hard-fought win on the Gold Coast.