A strong Kiwis side beat back Mate Ma'a Tonga 26-6 at a sold out Mt Smart Stadium this afternoon. Here's how it all went down.
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The Kiwi Ferns have dismantled Mate Ma'a Tonga 50-12 in the women's rugby league clash at Mt Smart Stadium tonight in front of a packed house.
Mate Ma'a Tonga is making a big move for Saturday's matchup against the Kiwis, with nine uncapped players to be fielded.
This Saturday's highly anticipated test match between the Kiwis and Mate Ma'a Tonga is set to be an emotional one for many players making their international debut.
A vocal crowd of rugby league fans has given the Kiwis and Mate Ma'a Tonga teams a warm welcome at a community event in Ōtāhuhu ahead of their highly anticipated match this weekend. Audio
Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns have both included four debutants in their respective teams for Saturday's rugby league double header against Mate Ma'a Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium.
Kiwi Ferns' debutant Roxy Murdoch-Masila says it's important to have more female representation and role models in rugby league.
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