At a Special General Meeting of International Rugby League (IRL), the membership confirmed the IRL Board decision to expel Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) by a majority of nine votes to five.
The International Rugby League Board has recommended a package of reforms for Tongan rugby league following the conclusion of a two-month investigation into the operation and governance of Tonga National Rugby League.
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.
The Great Britain Rugby League Lions returned to International Rugby League for the first time in 12 years, but it was the Tongan Invitational XIII who won 14-6 in front of a passionate crowd in Hamilton.
Huge drama has hit the Great Britain Rugby League Lions team ahead of their opening tour match vs the Tonga Invitational XIII kicking off at FMG Stadium Waikato on Saturday night.
Clad in their red, waving their flags, and singing popular national songs, more than 500 members of Hamilton’s Tongan community welcomed their rugby league heroes to the city last night (Monday 21 October).
The Tonga Sports Council (TSC) is pleased to acknowledge the announcement of the Tonga Invitational XIII named for the Oceania Cup and GBRL Lions Tour.
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.