Tokelau national rugby league team

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Team information
Governing bodyTokelau Rugby League
Region Asia-Pacific
Head coachMike Felise
CaptainIsaac Misky
Home stadium Hemoana Stadium
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First colours
Team results
First international
Flag of Samoa.svg  Western Samoa 34 - 12 Tokelau  Flag of Tokelau.svg
(Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 1986) [1]
Biggest win
Flag of Tokelau.svg  Tokelau 44 - 8 Norfolk Island  Flag of Norfolk Island.svg
(Auckland, New Zealand; October 1992)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 62 - 0 Tokelau  Flag of Tokelau.svg
(Auckland, New Zealand; October 2006)

The Tokelau national rugby league team represents Tokelau in rugby league football and first participated in international competition in 1986.


Tokelau has participated four times in the Pacific Cup: in 1986, 1988, 1992 and 2006.

Tokelau is expected to make a return to international Rugby League with the planned introduction of a new formalise the structure for Rugby League.[ citation needed ] It's envisaged from this symposium that rugby league will be able to officially form the Tokelau Rugby League Association (TRLA). The TRLA will be the driving force behind Tokelau's rugby league development and also allow the game to receive support from the Tokelau government.

In December 2011 the Tokelau National Sports Coordinator made contact with the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) to express their ambitions to come back to the rugby league fold. After the TRLA is formalised in February/March 2012 the first goal of the body is to obtain membership of the Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation (APRLC). [2]

Heritage Players


Note: The Winning team is given first.

Pacific Cup 1986

Pacific Cup 1988

Pacific Cup 1992

Pacific Cup 2006

Pacific Games 2019 (rugby league 9s)

National stadium

Hemoana Stadium 1,000 Nukunonu

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  1. Rugby League Samoa History
  2. "State of the Nation: Tokelau". Retrieved 2011-12-22.
  3. "2019 Pacific Games Nines: Preview". Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation. 7 July 2019.