'No one supports their own like Tongans' – Rugby League World Cup darlings gear up for historic semi-final

Mate Ma'a Tonga will face England at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday for a spot in the World Cup final. Source: 1 NEWS

Lebanon gave Mate Ma'a Tonga a huge scare as the Pacific nation only just managed to scrape through with a 24-22 win in Christchurch. Source: 1 NEWS

Mate Ma'a Tonga mingled with fans this afternoon as they prepare for their RLWC semi-final against England. Source: 1 NEWS

The Mate Ma'a Tonga centre is looking in top shape for this weekend’s clash with England. Source: 1 NEWS

The Mate Ma'a Tonga winger enjoyed a lighter moment with one of the team's assistants. Source: 1 NEWS

The decision to reject New Zealand for Tonga will have a huge impact in the future, Tony Kemp believes. Source: 1 NEWS

The two sets of fans celebrated in style after reaching the tournament semi-finals. Source: 1 NEWS