France qualified for the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup but only after being given a major fright by Tonga in Kumamoto.
The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) Board has suspended the membership of the Tongan National Rugby League (TNRL), pending a full investigation.
The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has denied giving controversial player Israel Folau permission to play for Tonga.
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) are hopeful an amicable resolution can be reached to the organisation's dispute with the Tongan Government, related to the country's withdrawal as hosts of the 2019 Pacific Games.
Tonga are one of six nations and territories to have expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 Pacific Games, despite pulling out of staging this year's event.