The team left Tonga on 29th September aboard the Soviet cruise liner "TSS Fedor Shalyapin". Two matches are known; it is unclear whether others were played. Both matches were held at Newmarket Park, Auckland. Results: 10-10-1978 Auckland under-19 9-1 Tonga [goal: 'Ikani Palu] 14-10-1978 Franklin district 7-3 Tonga Tonga squad: His Majesty's Representative: Halatuituia 'Alipate Manager: Hameti Mataele (secretary of the Tonga Football Association) Assistant manager: Lolohea Vea Coach: Tongia Tupou Trainer: Tevita Savieti Players: Goalkeepers: Taufa Vehikite, Nanivi Prema Defenders: Pita T. Savieti, Mavaetangi, Siaosi Tuita, Tehina Latu, Tevita Nau, Lupeni, Kelisimi Tolutau Midfielders: Sione Kolo, Penisimani, Semisi Nunu, 'Alipate Vaea, Maunaloa Afemui Forwards: Kalepi 'Ufi, Helitoni Savieti, Silivenusi Nikola, Tevita Tolutau, Simi, 'Ikani Palu, Sione Palu, Lofanitani Reserves: Ernie Safingi, 'Anolo Fotofili, Sio 'Ulu'ave
Sources: Tonga Chronicle, New Zealand Soccer Annual
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