Mate Ma’a Tonga will take royal inspiration onto the field for tonight’s game

Hā'ele tu'i fekita mo e timi Mate Ma'a Tonga' ko ha me'a 'eni ne 'ikai angamaheni, ka kuo fakahā 'e hono 'alo fefine' Pilinisesi Lātūfuipeka ki he ongoongo' ne fu'u fiefia pe tama' mo mātu'aki māfana ki he timi'

When Mate Ma’a Tonga take to the field at Mt Smart stadium tonight, they will take inspiration from King Tupou VI with them. Speaking directly to the team at a private reception at Atalanga last night, His Majesty told them how Tupou I had prepared his warriors for battle during the civil war in Tonga….

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