27 Nov 2017

Was it a try? League commentators debate Tonga vs England

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 27 November 2017

Tonga's hopes of making it to the Rugby League World Cup final were dashed on Saturday night when a late chance to win the game slipped from the hands of star player Andrew Fifita. And while some fans feel Tonga were robbed others are celebrating the success of Pacific teams in this World Cup. Tonga's coach Kristian Woolf says it's crucial that the game's administrators build on the momentum which Pacific Island nations have generated in this year's World Cup. Mr Woolf says international league officials and the NRL must acknowledge the seachange in the Pacific game and respond appropriately with more competition and support.