Mate Ma'a Tonga players arrive in New Zealand

Mate Ma'a Tonga players have arrived in New Zealand ahead of their highly anticipated match-up against the Kiwis this Saturday.

A small crowd of Tongan supporters greeted the team at Auckland Airport which included Labour MP Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki.

Crowds have been reduced due to covid restrictions.

The team will greet the public and media at a joint gathering at Otahuhu Leopards Rugby League Club on Wednesday.