Tonga Rugby League Team.
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Tonga national rugby league team. The team was formed to compete in the 1986 Pacific Cup. And have competed at five Rugby League World Cups, Starting in 1995 and continuing consecutively until the most recent tournament in 2017. Where they achieved their best-ever result as semi-finalists.
Tonga Rugby League Team Captains – Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Jason Taumalolo
They wear a predominantly red uniform with white sides. also, they are associated with the phrase Mate Ma’a Tonga (Die for Tonga). In addition, they are coached by Australian Kristian Woolf, Also, co-captained by Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Jason Taumalolo.
Pacific Cup in 1968
Rugby League first gained attention in Tonga when the Pacific Cup was partially held in the country during 1986. In addition, after this initial exposure to the Tongan people, several clubs began to form or switch from rugby union to rugby league and by 1988 the nation had enough depth in their player pool to begin playing national fixtures and entered the 1988 Pacific Cup competition held in Apia, Samoa.
During that Pacific Cup, the Tongans played in three fixtures winning a sole match while losing the other two, with their first international victory coming against the American Samoa side a match that ended 38–14.
Where to Buy the Book?
Buy the Book at Reading Warrior HERE. Rise of the To’a! is a book about the most successful Tongan sports team in history. The national rugby league team. Kau To’a. Mate Ma’a Tonga. MMT. It’s about how they beat New Zealand, Great Britain, and Australia in a three-year period of awesomeness! How the players overcame personal challenges in their lives to achieve things others thought impossible.
How they united the worldwide kingdom of Tonga. And how they inspired people of all ages to dream big.