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How Test hype is inspiring Tonga’s Jason Taumalolo

from FOX SPORTS League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 7:41pm AEST

JASON Taumalolo says he’s still coming to grips with the impact his commitment to Tonga has had on the country ahead of Saturday’s sold-out Test against the Kangaroos.

Mate Ma'a Tonga fans take over Mt Smart Stadium ahead of big test

from Stuff.co.nz - League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 5:38pm AEST

If Australia wanted a preview of the reception that awaits them on Saturday, it was on full display at Mt Smart Stadium on Wednesday.

'It's about giving back' - Jason Taumalolo on the decision that sparked Tonga's remarkable rise

from Stuff.co.nz - League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 4:56pm AEST

Tonga are once again the hottest ticket in town and there is no secret who everyone wants to see.

Why Felise Kaufusi switched from Tonga to Australia

from FOX SPORTS League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 4:41pm AEST

KANGAROOS forward Felise Kaufusi understands the Tongan rugby league revolution better than most but insists the Australian jersey is the right one for him in Saturday’s historic Test.

Benji Marshall re-watched all his 2018 games before deciding his future with Tigers

from FOX SPORTS League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 3:11pm AEST

BENJI Marshall pored over footage of himself from the 2018 season at Wests Tigers before deciding to play one more year in the NRL.

NSW Government responds to Parramatta Eels’ shock stadium call

from FOX SPORTS League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 3:11pm AEST

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian remains confident a deal will be struck between Parramatta and the operators of the Western Sydney Stadium for the NRL club to play at the new venue next year.

Benji Marshall backs Wayne Bennett as new Wests Tigers coach if Ivan Cleary leaves

from Stuff.co.nz - League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 2:51pm AEST

Benji Marshall hopes Ivan Cleary will remain 'on the bus' - but if not, the Wests Tigers star is ready to board the 'Wayne Train'.

Broncos assistant Jason Demetriou backed to step up to an NRL coaching role

from FOX SPORTS League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 1:41pm AEST

BRISBANE forward Josh McGuire has backed Jason Demetriou to step up to a head NRL coaching role but insists the Broncos can’t lose regardless of who replaces Wayne Bennett.

Kangaroos-Tonga Test already sold out

from FOX SPORTS League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 1:41pm AEST

AUSTRALIA’S historic first rugby league Test against Tonga will attract a sellout crowd, with the final tickets for the match being sold on Wednesday morning.

Dragons reportedly consider bid for off-contract Eels star Jarryd Hayne

from FOX SPORTS League

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 12:41pm AEST

ST GEORGE Illawarra are reportedly considering a making a play for off-contract Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne.