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Friday 15 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Let us all act like good sports men and women,” King Tupou VI told a gathering at his royal residence, The Villa, Mata-ki-‘Eua yesterday, 14 November, to honour the success of Tonga’s Invitational XIII Rugby League team in the 2019 Oceania Cup rugby League Tournament.
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Friday 15 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of rugby league fans flocked to Nuku’alofa on November 15 to greet members of the winning Tonga Invitational XIII Rugby League Team, who joined a colourful float parade, on a specially declared national public holiday today, 15 November.
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Thursday 31 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“To the Captain and Members of the Tonga Rugby League Invitational XIII, individually, and to the Coach, for their great victory and triumph over the Great Britain Lions last Saturday. May the fountain of the Omnipotent Divinities, who died for the people, including Tonga, to continue to bless and inspire you all, as you prepare for this week’s game.” - Dr. Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa Prime Minister (Media release).
Wednesday 23 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Invitational will field a full-strength lineup against the Great Britain Lions in Hamilton, New Zealand this Saturday 26 October. The lineup sees the return of David Fusitu’a, Tuimoala Lolohea, Konrad Hurrell, Ata Hingano and Ben Murdoch-Masila.
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Saturday 19 October 2019

Sydney, Australia
Tonga Invitational have prematurely ended their Rugby League 9s World Cup campaign with a disappointing 20 – 24 loss to Samoa.
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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Sydney, Australia
Star Rugby League players Jason Taumalolo, Andrew Fifita, Joe Ofahengaue and Tevita Pangai Jnr, have been named in Tonga’s squad with emerging players for the upcoming World Cup Nines to be held at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, Australia, on 18 and 19 October.
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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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Thursday 26 September 2019

Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) says it “knows of no rule that requires Israel Folau or any other player registered with the TNRL, to apply to the RLIF to be eligible to play for Tonga” in a statement released on 24 September. However, the RLIF board will meet today to discuss the issue.
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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Wednesday 7 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anthony Seuseu is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Tonga for a period up to three-years.
Thursday 25 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s National Rugby League annual tournament, the Jason Taumalolo Cup, was officially launched at an event on July 24, with kick-off on Saturday, July 27.
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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.
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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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan MPs in accepting an invitation to attend this Saturday’s Mate Ma‘a Tonga Rugby League test match in Auckland, New Zealand, are reportedly planning to spend up to $200,000 from the House budget to cover airfares and hotel accommodation for their weekend away.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The NRL announced yesterday that fixtures have been set for Mate Ma’a Tonga to play both Australia and New Zealand. Mate Ma'a Tonga are scheduled to face Australia on 20 October at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation.
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Friday 22 June 2018

Cambelltown, Australia
A convincing victory over Toa Samoa tomorrow evening would assert Tongan ambitions to be recognised as a tier one nation in Rugby League.
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Monday 18 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga will return with most of its star players this Saturday 23 June in a match against Toa Samoa in Cambelltown, New South Wales.
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Thursday 7 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s champion rugby league club, the Mu’a Saints, travelled to Samoa last week where they defeated the Apia Barracudas to win the inaugural “Polynesian Club Championship” on 2 June.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen local Tongan Rugby League players have been selected to represent Tonga in the Hong Kong Rugby League (HKRL) Nines tournament for the first time, held at King’s Park, Kowloon, on 27 May.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga will face Toa Samoa on 23 June, the NRL confirmed on Tuesday.
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