Tonga’s match against the Kangaroos has been confirmed, with a showdown against the Kiwis next year also expected to be announced.
The NRL released a statement on Tuesday night confirming the Australia match on October 20 at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) chief executive Greg Peters has confirmed that Tonga will play Australia at Mt Smart Stadium on October 20, a week after the Kiwis host the Kangaroos at the same venue. There was some reluctance initially from the NZRL about the Kangaroos v Tonga test being played in New Zealand as there was concerns it would detract from the Kiwis’ test against the Kangaroos.
The Australia-Tonga Test will be played at Mt Smart Stadium the weekend after the Kangaroos play New Zealand on October 13 at the same venue.
Game 1 : Australia Kangaroos vs Kiwis in Auckland – 13th Oct 2018 7.45pm
Game 2 : Kangaroos vs Tonga in Auckland on October 20th
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