The battle lines have been drawn, with Auckland and the Tonga New Zealand Residents set to clash in a representative blockbuster this Queen’s Birthday Weekend.
Following on from Mate Ma’a Tonga’s stunning run at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, a sea of red will once again converge on Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, June 2, as both sides vie for the Upright Access Mann Cup.
The Auckland Maori U20 will also meet the Toa Samoa Invitational U20 in a curtain-raiser to the main game, while cultural performances will form a key part of the match day experience.
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