After a lack of global rugby league for extra than years, the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns will play a double header in opposition to Tonga in Auckland in June.
The tests will be played at Mt Smart stadium on June 25th.
It’s 14 years because Kiwi Ferns played Hakula Tonga in which they chalked up a forty factor win at the 2008 World Cup.
Organisers desire the ladies’s check will reap a international report crowd attendance for a girls’s rugby league game which currently sits at 18,000.
Kiwis player Nelson Asofa-Solomona is brought down for the duration of the 2019 test in opposition to Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium.
Pre-pandemic the arena primary ranked Kiwis had a chain win against Great Britain and a 34-14 win towards Tonga rivals in 2019.
Despite their loss to the Kiwis, Tonga carried out a ancient sixteen-12 disillusioned over the Kangaroos inside the identical 12 months.
“We were working with the NRL for a while now to produce an global weekend on each facets of the Tasman for the duration of the Origin window,” stated NZRL chief govt Greg Peters.
June 25 can even see Samoa play Cook Islands and PNG face Fiji in Campbelltown before the State of Origin between New South Wales and Queensland the next day.
Tonga Head Coach Kristian Woolf said the sport was crucial for Tonga “as we look to reunite the group and also deliver some of our young players a threat to represent their u . S . Ahead of (October’s) World Cup.”