Tonga have promised to keep their physical approach within the boundaries of the law in the Rugby World Cup opener against New Zealand.
All of the Pacific nations are known for their no-holds-barred approach to the game and Tonga in particular have a reputation of taking it too far on occasion.
Their blueprint for Friday night's daunting task against New Zealand is one of not only getting up in the home side's faces, but also slowing the game down and not allowing the star power of the opposition to run rings around them.
And any talk of illegalities was hosed down by flanker Nili Latu, who said his side would be playing hard but fair.
"We've spoken specifically about our discipline and I know that we won't be as bad as we have been in the past," Latu said.
Captain Finau Maka spoke in a similar vein when asked of his side's tactics.
"Just (to be) up front and be physical. I think that's our strength as a team," Maka said.
''We don't want to speed the game up any faster. We want to try and keep the score as low as possible."
"We're here to win. We're not here to make up the numbers and our focus is totally on the ABs (All Blacks) and that's it."
Apart from the home nation, the Tongans have undoubtedly had the biggest groundswell of support with a massive entourage of fans greeting them on arrival at Auckland Airport on Monday and clogging the surrounding motorways with cars adorned with red and white flags.
It was a similar story on Tuesday night as a sea of red lit up the night sky at Western Springs Stadiums as Tonga went through their paces in an evening training session.
Their side for the match at Eden Park, which will be preceded by the World Cup opening ceremony, includes prop Taufa'ao Filise - who is recalled to the starting line-up for the first time in four years.
Filise's inclusion is the highlight of a team who are still searching for their first win over the world number one All Blacks.
Another who has not had much game time since the World Cup in France four years ago is Northampton Saints loose-head prop Soane Tonga'uiha.
Tonga'uiha, 29, has played in only one match for the national team since a 32-30 win over Fiji in 2007.
Maka retains his position as flanker while Kurt Morath stays in the pivotal position of fly-half.
Sione Tamani, Samisoni Fisilau and Alipate Fatafehi all feature on a very experienced bench for the Pacific Island minnows as they look to physically impose themselves on the tournament hosts.
The All Blacks named theirs earlier in the day, and sprung a few surprises in a side that looks designed to fight fire with fire as far as the physical battles are concerned.
Tonga team: Vungakoto Lilo; Viliame Iongi, Sukanaivalu Hufanga, Andre Ma'ilei, Siale Piutau; Kurt Morath, Taniela Moa; Soane Tonga'uiha, Aleki Lutui, Taufa'ao Filise, Paino Hehea, Joseph Tuineau, Sione Kalamafoni, Finau Maka (c), Viliami Ma'afu.
Replacements: Ephraim Taukafa, Alisona Taumalolo, Kisi Pulu, Sione Timani, Samiu Vahafolau, Samisoni Fisilau, Alipate Fatafehi .
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