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Watch as junior Tongan league players welcome Mate Ma’a Tonga stars with rousing sipi tau

Junior Tongan league players gave the Mate Ma’a Tonga stars a rousing welcome, clearly delighting the island kingdom's national team as they arrived in Auckland.

The Tongan Hakula players performed an earth-shattering sipi tau for their heroes as they arrived in Manukau last night ahead of next week's clash with the Kangaroos in Auckland.

The Mate Ma’a Tonga players' phone cameras were held high to capture the special moment as the young players gave the Tongan haka their all.

Mate Ma’a Tonga meet Australia in an historic Test at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday next week. 

More vision from Mate Ma'a Tonga's arrival in Auckland yesterday

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Tevita Pangai made sure team spirit was high as Tonga arrived in Auckland yesterday. Source: 1 NEWS

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Hurell and teammate Jason Taumalolo joined fans dancing during their welcome at Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. Source: 1 NEWS

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Despite their flight being delayed a few hours from Sydney the Tongan fans showed their support at Vodafone Events centre in Manukau. Source: 1 NEWS

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Auckland welcome The Tongan Hakula players delivered an earth-shattering sipi tau for their heroes in Auckland yesterday. Source: 1 NEWS