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
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.
The Mate Ma’a Tonga team are inviting their fans to attend the Auckland fan day (full details below) on Monday 17 June at Mt Smart Stadium for a chance to meet the team ahead of the Oceania Cup Test against the Kiwis on 22 June.
Tongan Fans have set the benchmark for rugby league supporters as Australia defeated Tonga 34 - 16 in Auckland.
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.
EXPERIENCED leader Sika Manu heads a 21-player squad for the Mate Ma’a Tonga’s historic end-of-season Test match against the Australian Kangaroos.
Head coach Kristian Woolf has named a 29-man preliminary squad for Mate Ma’a Tonga’s historic end-of-season Test match against the Australian Kangaroos.