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How Tonga Made History!

By Sivo from the Press Gang

On 2/11/19 Tonga was going up against the mighty green and gold kangaroos. It was a match commencing at 7:30 pm. the Tongan national side were ready to go to war with Australia, lining up with big names like Jason Taumalolo, Michael Jennings, Konrad Hurell and such other talented Tongan players.

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The Kangaroos were ready to fight with other big names such as Boyd Cordner, Latrell Mitchell, cameron Murray and other talented Australian players.

I was so excited for this match to happen because Tonga and Australia are two must watch teams. Both teams bring a lot of pride and joy into the game and that’s why I love watching and playing rugby league.

This match was happening all under the Oceania cup, the cup is based on bringing teams together from Oceania. This match was happening after Fiji Bati’s victory over Samoa!

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Tonga has never won against the Kangaroos, in fact their biggest loss was against Australia in 2006 which was 64-14!

It was a blockbuster match with these two teams! It all went well with Tonga because Tevita Pangai JNR scored the winning match try! I even heard that a Tongan wedding was paused because they were watching the closing minutes of the game!

But after all, all I had to say was go Tonga!

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