October 23, 2020
Tough to win trimmed down league tournament
The New Zealand Māori Rugby League Tuakana tournament will be held in Rotorua this weekend without whanaunga from across the ditch.
Twenty-six teams will play across three divisions, a relatively low turn-out with border restrictions keeping Australian-based players away.
Chair John Devonshire still expects a tough competition.
"The quality of the teams is still pretty up there, so it's known around rugby league circles that a Māori rugby league tournament is the hardest tournament to win," he says.
Kick-off is at 9am tomorrow at the Rotorua International Stadium.
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