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Tuesday 29 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An interim group, chaired by Tonga's Prime Minister, will manage Tonga’s Rugby League Affairs, until a rugby league governing body is established next year, confirmed the Prime Minister’s office today, 29 June.
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Tuesday 4 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manu Vatuvei, a former Rugby League Star player revealed on Instagram on 2 May that he was accused of possessing and importing the drug Methamphetamine in 2019.
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Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by the Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) against its expulsion from the International Rugby League (IRL) was dismissed by the international Court of Arbitration for Sport on 20 April. The judgement said that IRL officials had consistently reached out to TNRL, which continually refused to cooperate.
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Monday 5 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s 2021 Rugby League World Cup will continue as scheduled, with the first game of the tournament set to kickoff on 23 October between hosts England and Samoa at St James’ Park Newcastle.
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Monday 1 March 2021

Sydney, Australia
The National Rugby League (NRL) is seeking millions of dollars from Australia's federal government to introduce rugby league in Pacific Islands schools, including Tonga.
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Thursday 18 February 2021

Sydney, Australia
Former rugby league player, Willie Mason (of Tongan heritage), is calling for a Pacific Island All Stars to be included in the annual All Stars fixture over the next few years.
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Monday 9 November 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Hakula Tonga women’s rugby league team proved too strong for Niue Rugby League winning 66-8 in the ‘Clash of the Pacific’ test on 8 November in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Thursday 27 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No further decisions have been made in regard to admitting a new International Rugby League member for Tonga, confirmed Asia Pacific Rugby League Head of Operations, Gareth Holmes today.
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Tuesday 11 August 2020

United Kingdom
Mate Ma’a Tonga veteran prop Sam Moa joined Israel Folau in standing during a pre-kick-off kneeling ritual in their Super League team’s (Catalan Dragons) clash against the Castleford Tigers on Saturday 8 August.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Leeds, England
Israel Folau has become the target of social media backlash for being the only player not to participate in a pre-kickoff ‘kneel down’ (to show solidarity with “Black Lives Matter”) in round three of the Super League tournament yesterday 2 August, where Folau’s team the Catalan Dragons suffered a heavy defeat to the St Helen Saints 34 – 6. The kneel down ritual was organized by Super League players to show solidarity with “Black Lives Matter” – a controversial activist movement in the United States that protests police brutality and racial profiling against African Americans. Public opinion is mixed over the movement with critics accusing it of promoting riots.
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Wednesday 22 July 2020

Manchester, United Kingdom
Tonga will kick off their Rugby League World Cup campaign against Papua New Guinea on 26 October 2021 at Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, UK, and could meet England in the semi-finals for a rematch of their epic 2017 RLWC game.
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Wednesday 8 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Another organization hoping to become Tonga’s recognized national rugby league governing body, has applied for full membership of the International Rugby League (IRL).
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Thursday 2 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Ma’a Tonga Rugby League (TMTRL), a new rugby league governing board, has applied for full membership of the International Rugby League (IRL).
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Thursday 11 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s national rugby league men’s team will be based in Liverpool and St Helens during the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) next year announced the tournament organisers today.
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Wednesday 3 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Warriors rookie, Eliesa Katoa, scored a try in his first NRL match last Saturday, 30 May, against the Dragons who were kept scoreless 18-0 at Central Coast Stadium, NSW, Australia.
Thursday 28 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Ma’a Tonga Rugby League (TMTRL) will support Kristian Woolf and the national rugby league team in its 2021 Rugby League World Cup campaign.
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Friday 8 May 2020

London, UK
Former Tonga captain Sika Manu and current international player Will Hopoate have been nominated as board members for a new governing body in Tonga, according to the International Rugby League (IRL) on 7 May.
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Friday 28 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga will play New Zealand and Fiji this year in the second Oceania Cup after a terrific inaugural edition last year where Tonga Invitational XIII made history defeating Australia and Great Britain. A line-up of teams in two pools will see six exciting International Rugby League matches.
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 7 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Super League board has announced that it will put measures in place to stop future controversial signings, specifically pointing out last month's Catalan Dragon’s signing of Israel Folau.
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