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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Tonga celebrate

    So, Great Britain's return to the international stage after 12 years away ends in defeat by a Tonga Invitational XIII in Hamilton, New Zealand.

    Have a read of the report

    We are back with rugby league next weekend with the Lions hoping to do much better against the Kiwis.

    Until then.

  2. What next for the GB Lions?

    FT: Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Great Britain play the first of two Tests against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday, 2 November (04:00 GMT kick-off).

    Every game of the tour will be shown live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website and app, where you can also find live text commentary of each match.

    Great Britain tour dates and coverage schedule

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    FT: Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Denis Betts

    Former Great Britain international on BBC Two

    It is the start of the tour, the have not been together too long and had a lot of travelling to do. You have to use the momentum.

    I remember going on tour in 1990 with Jonathan Davies, we lost the first game against Papua New Guinea but that went on to be a very successful tour for a lot of people.

    Hopefully they will build on that.

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    FT: Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Robbie Hunter-Paul

    Former New Zealand international on BBC Two

    A brilliant result for Tonga, an absolutely brutal game for Great Britain. A great way to start the tour, but not from the Lions' point of view.

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    Jonathan Davies

    Former Great Britain international on BBC Two

    They've got to find a cutting edge on the outside backs because they didn't look like scoring. They fought their way back in, but there was no cutting edge and no creativity and they've got to sort that out.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    All over, what a result.

    Tonga beat the returning GB Lions, who saw that coming??

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Alex Walmsley down the centre, held up.

    Josh Hodgson looks up, kicks it through and again it is a nasty one for the Lions.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Jonny Lomax looking to go himself when two players were free down the left.

    Poor decision-making that.

    60 seconds remaining.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Another Lions attack thwarted, Zak Hardaker's pass cut out.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Kick into the corner by Jackson Hastings...and the Lions claim a late scrum after David Fusitu'a drops it on the leap.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Ryan Hall looking to break with a trundle through the middle of the pitch, loses it and with that the game is lost for the Lions.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Jonny Lomax looking to bring the ball upfield but is dragged the wrong way by four Tonga defenders.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Five minutes remaining, Tonga closing in on a huge victory.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Jonny Lomax with a short pass outside to Ryan Hall, but David Fusitu'a reads it and barges for the former Leeds Rhinos man into touch.

    Time running out for the Lions, they need two scores.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    The Lions hold out on a Tonga attack, but will have to go the full length of the pitch to grab another score back.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    GB v Tonga

    Tackles: 294-344

    Line breaks: 4-1

    Offloads: 14-7

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    And suddenly it is coming together for the Lions.

    Jackson Hastings launches a bomb high into the Hamilton sky, but superb work from winger Daniel Tupou, running inside to collect and gaining a penalty too.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    Another quick-fire try will do very nicely for the Lions.

    Can they?

  19. CONVERTED TRY - Tonga Invitational 14-6 GB Lions

    John Bateman

    Brilliant from John Bateman.

    The Canberra Raider collects a pass, engages two defenders before sliding in into the right-hand corner.

    The Lions finally on the board.

    From the angle, Gareth Widdop pops over the two with ease.

    10 minutes to go, the comeback IS ON.

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    Tonga Invitational 14-0 GB Lions

    Brian Noble

    Ex-Great Britain coach on BBC Two

    That's John Bateman all over. "Stop me if you can."