Tongan National Rugby League

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Tongan National Rugby League
Sport Rugby league football
Formerly known as Tonga National Rugby League
Instituted 1988
Number of teams 19
Country Tonga (19 teams)
Premiers Lapaha Knights (2006)
Most titles Lapaha Knights (1 title)
Mu'a Saints (1 title)

The Tongan National Rugby League (or for sponsorship reasons the TNRL Global Insurance Cup) is the major rugby league cup for semi-professional clubs in Tonga. Currently there are nineteen teams in the cup (12 in the first, 7 in the second) that compete annually in the national competition.

The league was established in 1988 to create a top tier national rugby league competition in Tonga after several scattered leagues existed in areas of the country previously and a combined national competition was deemed better for the national side and Tongan rugby league in general.

With the establishment of the TNRL the Tonga national rugby league team now each year contains several players whom currently play in the domestic competition, the 2006 national team contained both Simione Foliaki and Taufa Fukofuka from the Vaini Doves and the Mu'a Saints.[1]

The 2013 TNRL competition was won by the Kolomua Warriors who defeated Haakame Broncos at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa.


First Division

The following twelve clubs will compete in the Tongan rugby league championship during the 2007 season.

Finishing position
in 2006
Capital Warriors 12th
Fuekafa Rabbitohs 8th
Ha'akame Broncos 9th
Ha'ateiho Spartans 5th
Halaloto Green Barbarians 7th
Havelu Bulldogs 10th
Kolomotu'a Eagles 11th
Lapaha Knights 1st
Mu'a Saints 2nd
Nakolo Raiders 3rd
Silapeluua Crusaders 6th
Vaini Doves 4th


Member Position Nationality
Stan Moheloa Chairman Tonga Tonga
Lopeti ‘Uhatafe Secretary Tonga Tonga
Ofa Atu Member of the Executive Tonga Tonga

See also


External links

Official websites
News sites