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Tonga national rugby league team

The Tonga national rugby league team represents Tonga in rugby league football. They are currently the third ranked team in the world. 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.

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Formerly administered by the Tonga National Rugby League, the team is now in a state of limbo with administration. They wear a predominately red uniform with white sides and are associated with the phrase Mate Ma’a Tonga (English: Die for Tonga). They are coached by Australian Kristian Woolf, and co-captained by Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Jason Taumalolo.

Team information
Nickname Mate Ma’a Tonga (MMT)
Governing body TBA
Region Asia-Pacific
Head coach Kristian Woolf
Captain Sio Siua Taukeiaho
Jason Taumalolo
Most caps Duane Mann (16)
IRL ranking 3rd
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