Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans caught in a massive brawl on camera in NZ

Samoan and Tongan Rugby League fans have been caught on camera in a mass brawl that blocked a South Auckland Street.

Simmering tension between the rival fans has led to Samoan boxing legend David Tua making a public plea for peace ahead of the two countries squaring off in the Rugby League World Cup in Hamilton this Sunday.

Video footage has emerged on social media showing groups of young Tongan and Samoan supporters arguing and fighting in the street.

The footage comes after a photo was posted and widely circulated on Facebook showing a young man burning a Samoan flag.

Members of both communities have been quick to call for calm ‑ particularly among young people ‑ saying the actions of one person should not ruin the relationship between Pacific nations and friends…fijivillage

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