A sea of red enveloped Mount Smart Stadium.

Around three thousand Tongan fans attended the side's open training session ahead of Saturday's rugby league test against Australia.

LIVE: Tongan fans flood Mt Smart Stadium

Posted by nzherald.co.nz on Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The ground is officially a 26,000 strong sell out, with the Tongan community set to recreate the atmosphere they generated in last year's World Cup.

Kangaroos lock Josh McGuire thinks it will be similar to what he's experienced in State of Origin.