TONGA will have the help of a Warrington Wolves legend as they try and beat Great Britain and Australia this autumn.

Ex-Wire hooker Duanne Mann is part of the newly-announced Tonga coaching staff for the end-of-season Tests.

Mann, who captained in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup that included a clash with New Zealand at Wilderspool Stadium, takes on the role of football director with former Wigan and Widnes boss Frank Endacott as head coach.

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Mann in action for Tonga against New Zealand at Wilderspool Stadium during the 1995 Rugby League World Cup

Mann made 124 appearances for The Wire, playing for them between 1990 and 1993.

Bradford Bulls legend Lesley Vainikolo will be the team’s assistant trainer while ex-Salford winger Manu Vatuvei has been made a skills coach for the outside backs.

Tonga face Great Britain in Hamilton on October 26 before taking on world champions Australia in Auckland on November 2.