Statement regarding Tonga National Rugby League

17th February 2020, 09:09


Statement regarding Tonga National Rugby League

Statement from the International Rugby League:

At its Board meeting on 13 February, the Directors carefully considered the position of Tonga National Rugby League, which has been suspended since October 2019, in the light of a wide-ranging consultation with stakeholders in the Tongan game. After that meeting, the Board wrote to TNRL, advising them of the resolution passed at that meeting, which is to expel TNRL from the membership. There is a process within the IRL constitution for dealing with membership issues, which IRL is following. TNRL has one week to appeal the Board’s decision. Should it choose to do so, the matter will be decided by the members in general meeting. 

IRL will be making no further comments until due constitutional process is completed.