Tongan league fans vow to march in central Auckland once again to show anger at ref's decision

A Tonga rugby league supporter has confirmed they are planning a repeat of last night's march from Quay St to Aotea Square in central Auckland, in protest at Saturday night's defeat by England.

John says the group wants to make it clear they are protesting the result of Saturday's semi-final.

Those attending have been asked to take signs referencing the disputed try and refereeing.

England beat Tonga 20-18 in their Rugby League World Cup match, after a last-minute try by Andrew Fifita was disallowed by referee Matt Cecchin due to an earlier knock-on.

Fans are upset Cecchin didn't ask to have the play reviewed by the television match official, and John says the ref was harsh on Tonga throughout the whole game. 

Tongan league fans are protesting the referee's decision to not review a possible late try by Andrew Fifita. Source: 1 NEWS

Supporters have enlisted legal support in their bid to right things for the Tongan team. 

Last night's march saw thousands of flag-waving Tongan fans flooding central city streets, seemingly catching police short-staffed.

'Akilisi Pohiva spoke to 1 NEWS' Nicole Bremner during the Tongan fan protest. Source: 1 NEWS

The crowd was good-natured  and no-one was arrested.

The crowds were upset a late try wasn't given to their team, but were also celebrating their run to the World Cup final four. Source: 1 NEWS