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|Current||26 (as of 23 November 2020)|
The Tonga women's national rugby union team are a national sporting side of Tonga, representing them at rugby union. The side first played in 2006 at the Women's Pacific Tri-Nations.
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(Full internationals only)
See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering
|2006-04-18 (P3N)|| Tonga ||5–52||Teufaiva Park, Nuku’alofa||[1/2/1]|
|2006-04-22 (P3N)|| Tonga ||5–60||Teufaiva Park, Nuku’alofa||[2/8/1]|
|2018-11-16 (OC)|| Fiji ||53–8||Churchill Park, Lautoka||[6/3/2]|
|2018-11-20 (OC)|| Samoa ||68–7||Churchill Park, Lautoka||[25/4/2]|
|2018-11-24 (OC)|| Tonga ||62–26||Churchill Park, Lautoka||[5/4/1]|
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