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Tui Lolohea and Andrew Fifita are grateful for the fanatical support their side receives.

League fans sell out Auckland's Mt Smart stadium for Tonga-Australia clash

Historic showdown proves a bigger drawcard than last week's poorly attended trans-Tasman Test.

Players of Tonga bow to their supporters after the match. 2017 Rugby League World Cup Semi Final, England v Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 25 November 2017 © Copyright Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Criticism over taxpayer funding for MPs' trip to Mate Ma'a Tonga match

A corporate box at Mt Smart has been paid for as well as MPs' allowances and accommodation.

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Tonga Rugby league training ahead of their match against Australia this weekend. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. New Zealand. Monday 15 October 2018 © Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Tonga leave out Hurrell, pick Kata for landmark clash against the Kangaroos

Star-studded Mate Ma'a side to face Australian team unchanged from the loss to Kiwis.

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Mate Ma'a Tonga face Australia for the very first time this weekend.

Kangaroos 'definitely have to step up' to avoid historic defeat to Tonga

Australia could face back to back losses for the first time in 40 years against Tonga this weekend.

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The former Warrior returns to Mt Smart this Saturday for a game he says he’ll remember for the rest of his life.

Tongan playmaker Tui Lolohea fulfils long-held dream to play the Kangaroos

Former Warrior calls clash "a game I'll remember for the rest of my life."

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The Tonga prop will line up against his former side at Mt Smart Stadium this weekend.

Andrew Fifita slams his Cronulla Shark side over lack for recognition for Mate Ma'a Tonga achievements

Australian reps were recognised, an act that reflects a lack of respect for those playing for other nations, says Fifita.

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The Mate Ma’a Tonga star wants to see another upset when the two sides meet this weekend.

'There are some weaknesses' – Tonga looking to inflict more pain on Kangaroos

The Mate Ma’a Tonga star wants to see another upset when the two sides meet this weekend.

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Mate Ma'a Tonga face Australia for the very first time this weekend.

'They're still the world's best' – Tonga happy to play underdogs ahead of Kangaroos Test

Mate Ma'a Tonga face Australia for the very first time this weekend.

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The Tonga prop will line up against his former side at Mt Smart Stadium this weekend.

Andrew Fifita opens up about picking Tonga over Australia - 'I'm very grateful that I come from two nationalities'

The Tonga prop will line up against his former side at Mt Smart Stadium this weekend.

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Tui Lolohea and Andrew Fifita are grateful for the fanatical support their side receives.

'The boys thrive off the energy' – Tonga stars' message to fans ahead of Australia clash

Tui Lolohea and Andrew Fifita are grateful for the fanatical support their side receives.

'Certain dominoes need to fall' - Eels remaining patient over Jarryd Hayne contract

Hayne is off contract, waiting on an offer from Parramatta.

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Manu's family and friends gave the centre a special ending to an already-special evening.

Watch: Kiwis rookie Joseph Manu treated to haka and traditional Cook Islands chant after stunning debut

Manu's family and friends gave the centre a special ending to an already-special evening.

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Michael Maguire said it's more important to build consistency in the squad than a one-off 26-24 win.

Humble Kiwis coach plays down win over Aussies - 'We haven't done anything yet'

Michael Maguire said it's more important to build consistency in the squad than claiming a one-off 26-24 win.

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Hooker Brandon Smith shone in last night's 26-24 win over Australia.

'I couldn't hold myself back' – Kiwis rookie reflects on emotional debut

Hooker Brandon Smith shone in last night's 26-24 win over Australia.

'We won the game before we played it' - Shaun Johnson credits Kiwis' new coach for win over Kangaroos

In his second Test in charge of New Zealand, Michael Maguire delivered the first win over Australia since 2015.

Jesse Bromwich

'There were some dark days' - Jesse Bromwich feared Kiwis career was over after cocaine scandal

The former captain made his international return in last night's 26-24 win over Australia, having missed last year's World Cup.

'It's only the start' - Kiwis confident of future success after victory over Australia

Michael Maguire wants consistency from his side after last night's 26-24 win.

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Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor have both been recalled to the Kiwis' squad.

Bromwich, Proctor 'turned adversity into strength' on Kiwis return, says coach

The pair made their first Test appearances in 18 months after a drugs scandal.

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Mate Ma’a Tonga are a massive hit in New Zealand, but need time and space to prepare for a clash with the world champions.

Kangaroos wary of Mate Ma'a Tonga after loss to Kiwis - 'They think we're beatable'

Coach Mal Meninga concedes Tonga will fancy their chances of knocking over Australia after their shock loss.

'They took it up for the crowd': Inspired Kiwis hold their nerve to clinch heart-stopping 26-24 win over Kangaroos

The Kiwis were forced to dig deep in the dying minutes, to secure their first win over trans-Tasman rivals in three years.

As it happened: Kiwis hold their nerve to beat Kangaroos 26-24 in absolute thriller

Join 1 NEWS NOW for live coverage of this trans-Tasman clash between the Kiwis and the Kangaroos, from Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland.

Kiwi Ferns player Krystal Rota tackled by Jilaroos player Heather Ballinger.
Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns, women's international rugby league, New Zealand v Australia, GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia. 5 May 2017, Copyright Image: Paul Seiser / www.photosport.nz

Jillaroos pip Kiwi Ferns in women's league thriller

Superstar Aussie centre breaks Kiwi hearts with 75th minute winner after Kiwi Ferns seemed set for famous win.

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A bus from Tokoroa of Joseph Manu supporters is en route to Mt Smart for tonight's Test.

Watch: Joseph Manu's friends and family pack into bus to cheer for Kiwis debutant

A bus from Tokoroa of Joseph Manu supporters is en route to Mt Smart for tonight's Test.

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