Missed church service

Tonga Rugby League President clarifies players missing church leaders’ prayer services

Sika said the team came to Tonga after an invitation from the King to a ceremony at the royal palace.

He said the programme was set to make sure the boys would also have enough time to meet their family and their rugby league supporters who could not go to New Zealand to support the national team.

He said it was important for all sectors in the Tongan community to communicate with his national committee which was working to ensure there were no clashes between functions people wanted the team to attend.