18 May 2021

'Ikale Tahi to take on the All Blacks in July

From Pacific Waves, 6:00 am on 18 May 2021

Tonga is hoping the famous sea of red will turn out in force when they face the All Blacks in their first rugby test in almost two years.

The 'Ikale Tahi will take on the three time world champions at Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium on 3 July in their first match since the 2019 World Cup.

RNZ Pacific sports journalist Vinnie Wylie has been following the announcement which included a host of other matches and he joins me now...so some exciting fixtures on the cards Vinnie?

Tonga's players celebrate winning the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between the United States and Tonga at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium.

Photo: AFP