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Public holiday in Tonga for world cup heroes

Kaniva Tonga News
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NUKU'ALOFA - Tonga will honour the Mate Ma'a Tonga with a public holiday today.

All team players returned to Tonga yesterday except for six who required medical attendance.

The Ma'a Tonga players will be invested with an award of the Royal Orders to recognise their contribution to sports.

The investiture ceremony will be held today (Fiji time) at the Royal Palace at 4.30 pm.

The awards will reflect the tremendous effort Tonga made to take on top tier teams like England and New Zealand and to come within a whisker of gaining a place in the finals.

List of Mate Ma'a Tonga players and staff travelling to Tonga :

1. David Fusitu'a, 2. William Hopoate, 3. Joe Ofahengaue, 4. Mahe Fonua, 5. Siliva Havili, 6. Tuimoala Lolohea, 7. Ukuma Ta'ai, 8. Daniel Tupou, 9. Jason Taumalolo, 10. Konileti Hurrell, 11. Ata Hingano, 12. Manu Ma'u, 13. Manu Vatuvei, 14. Peni Terepo, 15. Sam Moa, 16. Sika Manu - Captain, 17. Siua Taukeiaho, 18. Ben Murdoch Masila, 19. Kristian Woolf - head coach.

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