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Results for Mate Ma'a Tonga

Saturday 2 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In what is perhaps Tonga’s greatest sporting achievement, Tonga Invitational XIII defeated Rugby League invincibles Australia in a tightly contested match.
Saturday 2 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Invitational XIII team that defeated the British Lion last week, remains largely unchanged with only one replacement in the form of 'Ata Hingano who takes over Fanatesi Niu’s position in tonight's test match against Australia at Mount Eden Stadium, Auckland. Hingano returns as halfback after recovering from a shoulder injury that resulted in him sitting out last weekend’s test match against the British Lions.
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Saturday 19 October 2019

Sydney, Australia
The Cook Islands are the talk of the Rugby League 9s World Cup after they decimated Tonga’s Invitational team 30 – 7 in the first round of the competition last night 18 October in Sydney, Australia. In order for Tonga Invitational to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition, they will need to achieve two landslide victories over their remaining pool opponents Toa Samoa and Fiji Bati, and hope that the Cook Islands lose at least once.
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Friday 18 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Mate Ma’a Tonga back Solomone Kata is switching codes, signing a three-year contract with the Plus500 Brumbies. It marks an end to Kata’s five year NRL career in which he played for the New Zealand Warriors.
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Tuesday 8 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga and a newly created Tonga Ma‘a Tonga Rugby League (TMTRL) organisation have been prohibited by the Supreme Court from interfering in any affairs of the Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) body.
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Friday 27 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) will file a legal challenge after its suspension last night, 26 September, by the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF).
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Friday 27 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga National Rugby League Board (TNRL) was suspended by the Rugby League International Federation Board (RLIF) in a decision made last night, 26 September. As a result, Australia’s NRL announced they would withdraw an invitation for a TNRL team to play in the World Cup 9s to be held in October.
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Tuesday 24 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Israel Folau’s reported availability to play for the Mate Ma‘a Tonga (MMT) in the two test matches against Great Britain and Australia at the end of the year, has been refuted by the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF).
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Friday 13 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Frank Endacott has been announced as the new Mate Ma’a Tonga coach for the upcoming games against Great Britain and Australia in the Oceania Series to be played in New Zealand later this year. He is joined by new coaching staff who are former professional rugby league players of Tongan heritage, Duane Mann, Manu Vatuvei and Leslie Vainikolo.
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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Over 23,000 fans – mostly wearing red – turned up at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on 22 June to watch the Kiwis vindicate their Rugby League World Cup loss against Mate Ma’a Tonga with a convincing 38 – 14 win. Despite the big loss, Mate Ma’a Tonga fans remained elated and steadfast throughout the game, cheering on their team with chants and hymns, even as the Kiwis closed the game with an unreachable lead in the final minutes. By Finau Fonua.
Monday 17 June 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Mate Ma’a Tonga star centre Michael Jennings will miss out against the Kiwis this Saturday 22 June at Mount Smart Stadium, due to a knee injury.
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Wednesday 12 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-man preliminary squad for Mate Ma'a Tonga was announced this afternoon, June 12, 2019 by Tonga National Rugby League Board in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 5 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga are scheduled to play against Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia this year. The fixtures were announced by the NRL today 5 March.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Leeds, UK
Mate Ma’a Tonga players, Konrad Hurrell and Tui Lolohea have been named in the starting line-up for their first Super League game this weekend after signing with Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club in the UK.
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Thursday 1 November 2018

Sydney, Australia
Tonga’s Jason Taumalolo and Siosiua Taukeiaho have been nominated for the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) Golden Boot award. The duo joins a list of English, New Zealand, and Australian players also in contention.
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Wednesday 31 October 2018

Sydney, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga captain, Sika Manu has retired from international football after the historic game against Australia on 20 October, and is being hailed as a pioneer in leading Tonga to success by coach Kristian Woolf.
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Saturday 20 October 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Australia’s Kangaroos defeated Mate Ma’a Tonga 34 – 16 in a hard earned victory at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland tonight.
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Friday 19 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma‘a Tonga fans of all ages decked in red and white were out in force today, 19 October, to show their support ahead of tomorrow night’s match against World Champions, Australia, at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. King Tupou VI showed his support when the Mate Ma’a Tonga had an audience with him at 'Atalanga in Auckland yesterday.
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Nuku'alofa Tonga
It will cost around $45,000 pa‘anga for the Tongan Parliament to send a delegation of six people, including the Speaker Lord Fakafanua, “to show Parliament’s unwavering support for Mate Ma’a Tonga” on Saturday. But the Clerk of the House said the figure had yet to be finalised as some MPs who are overseas might join the delegation in Auckland.
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
More than 25,000 spectators will watch the Mate Ma‘a Tonga play Australia in a sold-out Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland this Saturday, 20 October. This figure almost doubles the crowd of 12,763 that watched the Kiwis play Australia last weekend at the same stadium.
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