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Tonga 2017 RLWC

Future direction starts to emerge for Rugby League in Tonga

Photo Credit: NRLPhotos Rugby League in Tonga has taken a major step towards getting back on track with a determination by the Asia-Pacific Rugby League Confederation (APRL) on its recommendation for a new national governing body (NGB) in the...
2019 Great Britain Rugby League Tour

2019 Great Britain Rugby League Tour, Dates, Teams, TV Times and Fixtures

The 2019 Great Britain Rugby League Tour will see the Lions taking on the New Zealand Kiwis, Mate Ma'a Tonga and Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tonga Rugby League

Test match against Samoa strategic part of Tonga’s preparation


Tonga Rugby League have today named a 20-man squad for the representative Test against Samoa at Centrebet Stadium, Penrith on Saturday.

Head Coach Charles Tonga, along with his assistant Coach Kristian Woolf, has selected an experienced pool of talent from across the National Rugby League competition which will be captained by Brent Kite.

Tonga Rugby League

2019 Oceania Cup Preview – Mate Ma’a Tonga

By Ben Ryder

With the second round of Oceania Cup games scheduled in October/November 2019, Rugby League Planet takes an in-depth look at each competing island nation and what the game of Rugby League is doing for them, as well as their strengths, weaknesses, and the nations chances at winning their respective pools.


This week it’s Mate Ma’a Tonga

Tonga Rugby League

Tonga name strong squad for Test with Kiwis on June 22

Coach Kristian Woolf has today confirmed his Mate Ma’a Tonga squad for the upcoming Test against the New Zealand Kiwis in Auckland on Saturday June 22.

Tonga v Australia

Upset of the Century as Tonga make history with win over Australia

The Tonga Invitational XIII has pulled off one of the greatest upsets in International Rugby League history, defeating world champions Australia 16-12 in an enthralling Test match at Eden Park.

Tonga Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – Tonga snapshot and rugby league results


Information on this page was updated - 14/3/2014

Foundation Year - 1988

International Team - Mate Ma'a Tonga

Highest finish in World Cup - Ranked 7th (2008)

Top level domestic competition - 12 teams compete in the national competition.

Australia v Tonga

Tonga v Australia Kick-Off-TV times Saturday 20th Oct 2018

Date: 19/10/18

The first ever rugby league Test Match between the Australian Kangaroos and Mate Ma’a Tonga will be played in a sold-out Mt Smart Stadium this Saturday, October 20, Kick-Off 7.30pm NZ Time.

Tonga v Australia

Historic Kangaroos-Tonga Test Sold Out

Date: 17/10/18

The first ever Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and Mate Ma’a Tonga will be played in a sold-out Mt Smart Stadium this Saturday, October 20, 7.30pm NZ Time.

Tonga Rugby League

Tonga squad and fixture details for 2019 Internationals

Tonga have named an all star line-up for their end of year internationals against the touring Great Britian Rugby League Lions and the Oceania Cup fixtures.