‘Bring our boys back home’: rugby team from Tonga trapped in New Zealand due to Covid-19

Posted by on May 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Categories: Global Stories

The 29-strong squad have been sleeping on the floor of an Auckland church and surviving off donated food after Tonga closed its borders

For the past six weeks, the days have followed a particular pattern for the players and coaching staff of the Tu’uakitau rugby team from Tonga.

They get up from their beds – mattresses on the floor of a church in Auckland where they are locked down – pray, sing hymns, eat a breakfast made of donated food, and then train.

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