Tonga's Supreme Court has ordered the Tonga National Rugby League to have its accounts for the past five years audited, to hold elections for officers, and to cease unauthorised spending.
The order came from Chief Justice Owen Paulsen after he heard lengthy submissions on a dispute that has wracked the TNRL for years.
Kaniva Pacific reports thousands of dollars are unaccounted for, accounts have remained unaudited for years, the constitution has been violated, fraudulent elections have been held and court orders ignored.
The details of the orders will be finalised on Friday when the judge will hear further submissions from counsel on the terms of the orders.
The case was brought by three members of the TNRL's board, with TNRL president Semisi Sika and chairman Stan Moheloa acting as defendants.