Tokelau national rugby league team

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Badge of Tokelau team
Governing body Tokelau Rugby League
Region Asia-Pacific
Home stadium Hemoana Stadium
First international
 Western Samoa 34 - 12 Tokelau 
(London, England; December 1988)
Biggest win
 Tokelau 44 - 8 Norfolk Island 
(Auckland, New Zealand; October 1992)
Biggest defeat
 Tonga 62 - 0 Tokelau 
(Auckland, New Zealand; October 2006)

The Tokelau national rugby league team represents Tokelau in rugby league football and first participated in international competition in 1986.

Tokelau has participated four times in the Pacific Cup: in 1986, 1988, 1992 and 2006. Tokelauan players who have played at NRL or Super League include, Alehana Mara, Marvin Filipo, Vince Mellars, Francis Meli, Uiti Baker and Ivan Penehe.

Tokelau is expected to make a return to international Rugby League with the planned introduction of a new formalise the structure for Rugby League.[citation needed] It's envisaged from this symposium that rugby league will be able to officially form the Tokelau Rugby League Association (TRLA). The TRLA will be the driving force behind Tokelau's rugby league development and also allow the game to receive support from the Tokelau government.

In December 2011 the Tokelau National Sports Coordinator made contact with the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) to express their ambitions to come back to the rugby league fold. After the TRLA is formalised in February/March 2012 the first goal of the body is to obtain membership of the Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation (APRLC).[1]


Note: The Winning team is given first.

Pacific Cup 1986

  • Western Samoa 34 - 12 Tokelau
  • Tonga 26 - 22 Tokelau

Pacific Cup 1988

Pacific Cup 1992

Pacific Cup 2006

  • Tonga 62-0 Tokelau
  • New Zealand Maoris 64-4 Tokelau
  • Tokelau 34-28 Samoa

See also


  1. "State of the Nation: Tokelau". Retrieved 2011-12-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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