Australia set to play Tonga in Qatar this year

Australia are set to face Tonga in a one-off Test against Tonga in Qatar this autumn.

The Kangaroos could come up against tier two nation Tonga in October or November, according to The Mole’s report in Australia.

And the proposed clash at the end of the season has a ‘big chance’ of happening, claims The Mole, who is rarely wrong with his scoops.

But there is a possibility that England’s mid-season Test against New Zealand in Denver will not go ahead, owing to the fact that several NRL clubs and the Rugby League Players Association believe playing the match at high-altitude, the travel times and the short turnaround before their NRL games are safety concerns for all the players involved.

James Graham has recently said the Denver test has ‘got to be done’ for the sake of international rugby league, while New Zealand legend Henry Fa’afili says it would be disappointing if the scheduled Test doesn’t go ahead.

But Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga would be up for taking the Test to the Middle East in the autumn, it has been reported.

The current World Cup winners see the Test as a chance to make money from the Middle East and believe it would be good for the sport’s growth.

Would the potential clash be good for the sport? Would this give the Denver Test the green light? Let us know in the comments below.  

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