Taumalolo features in wild face-offs

New Zealand and Tonga have faced off in two memorable clashes at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton for their massive Rugby League World Cup clash.

Adam Blair led the Kiwis, with much of the focus on defector Jason Taumalolo.

The New Zealanders' emotional haka sent them all the way up to Tonga in a face-off that sent the crowd wild -- except it was only the start.

Tonga produced a suspenseful huddle, and when Taumalolo shot up in the middle the game peaked.

Watch the incredible Kiwis Haka in the video player above and Tonga's Sipi Tau in reply below

Relive the brilliant haka from Samoa and Tonga's clash earlier in the tournament: