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HM – Queen Nanasipau’u and Princess Pilolevu Tuita yesterday presented royal orders to the Mate Ma’a Tonga Team

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 30/11/2017

 

HM Queen Nanasipau’u and Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita yesterday presented Royal Orders to the Mate Ma’a Tonga team and their officials at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa.

 

These medals were awarded for the teams valiant efforts throughout the Rugby league world Cup which put Tonga in the History books.

 

The program was held right after a float parade in downtown Nuku’alofa with the team and their families and friends

 

The floats were truly a celebratory scene as tractors, trucks, wheelbarrows, scooters and basically anything with wheels, were used to parade down Vuna Road on the waterfront to celebrate the Mate Ma’a Tonga team

 

The passion of the Tongan people really shone through, as the families and supporters braved the rain and the cold to show their appreciation and support. The gloomy weather really did not stop the families from using their

best traditional mats and tapa to make sure the boys were dressed in the finest Tongan mats.

 

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