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Wednesday 5 October 2022

London, England
A 24-man Mate Ma'a Tonga squad has been announced ahead of Tonga's Rugby League World Cup campaign in England this month.
Monday 11 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Mate Ma’a Tonga climbed to second place in the IRL World Rankings. This is the highest-ever ranking Tonga has reached.
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Monday 27 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s National Rugby League team lost 26 – 6 to a strong New Zealand side on Saturday, 25 June, in front of a full house at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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Friday 24 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa was decked in red for Mate Ma’a Tonga this afternoon with a colourful float parade to show the country's support for the highly anticipated Mate Ma’a Tonga rugby league match against the Kiwis tomorrow Saturday, 25 June.
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Friday 24 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Rugby League guarantees an electric atmosphere in Auckland tomorrow, Saturday, 25 June, when rugby league makes an emotional return to Mt Smart Stadium. The teams for the highly anticipated Mate Ma’a Tonga game against the Kiwis were announced by the NRL on 22 June.
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Wednesday 13 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s local rugby league clubs will elect a new Chair and Finance Director for a new Rugby League Board on Friday, 15 May. Candidates include the Speaker of Parliament Lord Fakafanua and current MP and former Deputy Prime Minister, Semisi Sika.
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Thursday 20 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) will appeal the International Rugby League’s (IRL) decision last week to expel their membership.
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Friday 17 January 2020

London, England
Tonga will head Group D as a tier one nation at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) that takes place in England. The full draw of games was announced today 17 January at the British royal residence of Buckingham Palace, United Kingdom.
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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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