Watch: So how about a Tongan team in the NRL? Andrew Fifita says 'it'd be massive'




Tongan rugby league superstar Andrew Fifita would welcome the chance to see a Pacific Island team in the NRL competition, but says they need more infrastructure around the game in the islands to make it happen.

Fifita seemed confident about a Pacific Island all-star team joining the Four Nations competition.
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1 NEWS reporter Matt Manukia asked the forward what he thought about having a Pacific Island team in the NRL during an interview at Tonga's training session in Christchurch today.

Mate Ma'a Tonga shocked the rugby league world with a 28-22 win over New Zealand in Hamilton.
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"To be honest it'd be massive, it'd be huge, but I think you need to start with the grassroots over there first, and getting the quality of footy from the little islands," Fifita said.

Fifita was more confident about a Pacific Island team joining the Four Nations competition sometime in the near future.

Everyone wanted a piece of the superstar forward as the team arrived in the Garden City.
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"We have been discussing a Pacific Islander all-star team for the Four Nations so they could have England New Zealand Australia and why not a Pacific Island team?" Fifita said.

Tonga beat the Kiwis 28-22 in their RLWC match in Hamilton.
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The big forward also talked about his connection with Christchurch and the phenomenal time he has had catching up with family there.

Tonga take on Lebanon in a Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final at Christchurch Stadium, Saturday, 5pm.

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