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Friday 13 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga players were in a jovial mood at their first training session together at Pangai Lahi today, 13 October, in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
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Friday 13 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Playing for their families, people and the little island of Tonga is the pride and passion that motivates the Mate Ma’a Tonga players to give their all in their 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign, later this month.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over-joyed fans welcomed rugby league players arriving to join Mate Ma’a Tonga team, at Fua’amotu International Airport on October 11, ahead of their 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign, later this month. More players will arrive tonight from Australia. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga is scheduled to play Italy next Friday 20 October in Queensland, Australia. The Italians have confirmed their lineup with a number of notable NRL players such as Mark Minichiello, Terry Campese, James Tedesco, Paul Vaughan and Josh Mantellato. Tonga last played Italy at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, winning 16 – 0.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Rugby League star Jason Taumalolo decided to play for Tonga because he felt a duty to “give back”, he said yesterday. His statement comes in the wake of media reports accusing Taumalolo of snubbing the New Zealand Rugby League team because of a rumoured disagreement with the team’s coach David Kidwell.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga team list for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, was officially announced today. It includes Jason Taumalolo, Andrew Fifita and Michael Jennings.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Andrew Fifita has withdrawn from the Australian Rugby League team and will join the Mate Ma'a Tonga, it was confirmed today.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Rugby League team has been announced for the upcoming 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The team includes two former Mate Ma’a Tonga players, Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks) and Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm). A third player of Tongan descent in the squad is Tyson Lomano Frizell (St. George Illawarra Dragons).
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
A top English Rugby League club, the Huddersfield Giants, have honoured one of their prop forwards Sebastine Ikahihifo with three Player of the Year awards.
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Tuesday 15 August 2017

Sydney, Australia
Retired Rugby League Player and Former Mate Ma’a Tonga prop, Richie Fa'aoso, has called for the National Rugby League (NRL) to address a “massive drug problem” in the sport. Fa'aoso, now 33, played in the NRL for 11 years, and retired in 2015.
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Sunday 30 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga prop forward, Leilani Latu, has sustained a serious jaw injury and will be unable to compete for the remainder of the 2017 NRL season.
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Monday 24 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As the 2017 Rugby League World Cup approaches, apprehension builds for Pacific Island teams with the possibility of top-notch players being snatched by Australia and New Zealand.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cambelltown, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga front-rower, Leilani Latu, has opened-up about the tears he shed while waiting in the entrance tunnel of Cambelltown Stadium and during the Tongan national anthem at last weekend’s Pacific Test thriller in Australia.
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Sunday 7 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby League's Mate Ma’a Tonga have pulled off a stunning victory against Fiji Bati with a match-winning try scored by Leilani Latu only three minutes before full-time in a Pacific Test in Campbelltown, NSW, on Saturday. Tonga defeated Fiji 26 – 24.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-year-old Sione Vea of the Toloa Old Boys Rugby Club is the only domestic player in the Mate Ma’a Tonga team to face Fiji tomorrow. His selection is part of a development resolve to ensure domestic representation in the Mate Ma’a Tonga team. If Tonga were to dominate Fiji Bati, Sione Vea could get some playing time and a chance to shine.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Auckland. New Zealand
Tomorrow evening, Manu Vatuvei will put on the red jersey of Tonga for the first time and represent the country of his heritage. Vatuvei’s decision to play for the Mate Ma’a Tonga is a long time coming for many Tongan fans, who eagerly await to see him perform the Sipi Tau against the Fiji Bati.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manu Vatuvei has been named in the Mate Ma’a Tonga squad to play Fiji Bati this Saturday, May 6. He has never represented Tonga before and is set to make his debut alongside Will Hopoate.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Suva, Fiji
Fiji Bati has announced its 19-man line-up for this Saturday’s rugby league Pacific Test match against Tonga.
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Monday 1 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga has announced it’s squad for this Saturday’s highly anticipated Pacific Test against Fiji Bati in Campbelltown, NSW. Fiji Bati has not yet announced it’s lineup.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Rooster’s winger, Daniel Tupou, is eager to represent Tonga at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC17) this October. “If I got the chance I would definitely put my hand up to play for Tonga,” Tupou stated.
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