Tries for Tonga

New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia have launched an initiative to support ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Tonga.

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As the dust settles after the massive eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano and the tsunami that followed, it is becoming clear that the people of Tonga will need ongoing support as they recover from this event. 

The 'Tries for Tonga' fundraiser will see $500 donated to New Zealand Red Cross for every try scored during the first 10 rounds of the DHL Super Rugby Pacific and Sky Super Rugby Aupiki competitions .

A new partnership for Tonga and Super Rugby

DHL, as the new Super Rugby Pacific naming rights partner, has kick-started the Tries for Tonga campaign with a $20,000 donation.

New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Mark Robinson said, "The Tongan people have contributed, and continue to contribute, so much to our game, so it is only right that rugby is there to support one of our closest Pacific neighbours in their time of need. We hope Tries for Tonga can provide a meaningful boost to the Red Cross' ongoing relief efforts."

How you can get involved


You can help make a big difference to the people of Tonga by donating to the Tries for Tonga appeal.

Tries for Tonga


Want to do something with friends and family to show your support for Tonga? Shave your head, go skydiving, host a socially distanced bake-off with your workmates? There are so many fun ways to raise money for Tonga. 

Visit our fundraising site to set up your fundraiser for Tonga.

Fundraise for Tonga


How we're helping

Find out more about what New Zealand Red Cross is doing to support our Pacific neighbours as they recover from the massive eruption and tsunami on January 15 2022.

Photo Credit: Tonga Red Cross