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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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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Brisbane, Australia
The players and staff of the Tonga Invitational XIII have called for new governance for rugby league in Tonga ahead of this Friday's celebration of their fantastic performance in defeating the top two teams in the world.
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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some of the players in Tonga’s winning Invitation Rugby League Team have arrived in Nuku’alofa for celebrations to be held on a special public holiday, November 15.
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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.
Tuesday 29 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Supreme Court yesterday, 28 October, dissolved an injunction order issued against the newly established Tonga Ma’a Tonga Rugby League Inc. (TMTRL) and the Tongan Government. This was after the plaintiff, the Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL), agreed to withdraw from legal proceedings on the basis that the Tonga Government reconsider its decision to endorse the TMTRL.
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Saturday 26 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Invitational XIII produced a stunning 14 – 6 victory over the GB Lions after a dominant first-half performance in which two tries were scored by Michael Jennings and Sione Katoa. The convincing win in the international test match, affirms Tonga’s status as a rugby league tier one nation in a statement of unity by Tonga’s elite rugby players after a recent fallout with the estranged Tonga National Rugby League board. By Finau Fonua.
Saturday 26 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today’s rugby league match between the Great Britain Lions and Tonga Invitational XIII will be formally recognized as an international test match, after being approved as such by the International Rugby League, the sport’s global governing body confirmed this week.
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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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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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Thursday 17 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Paramatta Eels rugby league player Eric 'Aukafolau, was critically injured while on holiday last week in Bali, Indonesia. He suffered serious head trauma, reportedly in a motorbike accident.
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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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Friday 11 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Invitational XIII rugby league team including players such as Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita, will face Great Britain on 26 October in Hamilton, and Australia on 2 November in Auckland.
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Friday 6 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga National Rugby League Board (TNRLB) confirmed at a press conference in Nuku’alofa this afternoon Mate Ma’a Tonga Coach Kristian Woolf was let go on Wednesday 4 September. Mate Ma’a Tonga with Kristian Woolf as coach reached the semi-finals at the Rugby League World Cup in 2017, the highest achievement ever reached by a Tongan Rugby League Team.
Wednesday 10 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Rugby League Nine’s finished in 4th place after losing to Samoa in the Pacific Games bronze medal match yesterday, 16-12 in front of an excited crowd at Apia Park Stadium, where Fiji took the Gold.

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Rugby League Nine’s team has progressed to today's semi-finals after winning over the Cook Islands 8-4 in rainy conditions yesterday, 8 July, at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa. Tonga meets PNG at 2:00pm.
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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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Wednesday 15 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby League’s “Voice Against Violence” program, which uses sport to educate young men on important values and attitudes, held a workshop at the Tanoa Hotel in Tonga on May 15. The program aims to increase awareness and engage with youth on ways to prevent domestic violence.
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