17th November 08:54 PM
Tonga set to celebrate historic rugby league wins over Australia and Great Britain with public holiday
By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 07/11/2019
[Photo:TVNZ]

Tonga is set to celebrate the historic rugby league wins over Australia and Great Britain with a public holiday and reception for players next Friday.

Tongan government officials are set to announce a public holiday following the 16-12 win over the Kangaroos, by far the highest-profile in the team's history.

It came just a week after Tonga also caused a massive boilover by defeating Great Britain, the runners-up behind Australia from the 2017 World Cup.

Players will also travel to the country next week to be a part of the celebration, albeit without coach Kristian Woolf as he heads to the English Super League with St Helens.

[Source: TV NZ]

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