Mate Ma'a Tonga's Women's rugby league team

Tonga skipper overwhelmed at receiving honour

The coach of the Tongan women's team Milton Dymock told Tauhalaliku the news during the community event for the Kiwis and Mate Ma'a Tonga held on Wednesday in Otahuhu, Auckland.

Mate Ma'a Tonga face the Kiwis at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday as a curtainraiser for the men's match between the same sides.

Tauhalaliku said being selected as captain left her 'speechless'.

"We were up on the stage and having fun and when we came out, the coach pulled me to the side and he was like 'you're the captain'," she said.