Tonga players have been hailed as 'Winning Warriors' by Prime Minister Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa after their exploits in New Zealand.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been rewarded for an impressive start to his Canterbury Bulldogs career with a new contract.
A day after Sam Burgess confirmed his retirement, another NRL star Matt Gillett has announced his decision to quit rugby league.
After 270 first-grade games for South Sydney and Bradford, an NRL trophy and Clive Churchill Medal, Sam Burgess has succumbed to injury.
Jake Connor, Tom Burgess and Jonny Lomax have been drafted into Great Britain Lions' provisional starting line-up to face New Zealand.
Manase Fainu handed himself into police on Tuesday following an incident in Sydney on Friday.
Rugby League's Warriors and Union's Blues will play a double header against their respective Canberra-based opponents next year.
Luke Thompson and Oliver Gildart will not be available to aid Great Britain Lions as they look to improve on a losing start to their tour.