Tonga’s Sevens rugby team is ready for the last leg of the World Sevens Series in London, where they will play in an eight-team qualifier alongside the main competition.
Tonga A will walk away empty handed in the 2013 IRB Pacific Rugby Cup after finishing its New Zealand tour of the tournament with a 70-19 thrashing by the Crusaders Knights in Christchurch last Thursday March 28.
Tonga A has failed to make a win so far in the IRB Pacific Rugby Cup for 2013. The competition features Tonga A, Fiji Warriors, Samoa A and Junior Japan, who each have fixtures against three Australian development teams in Australia in the first leg of the competition, and three New Zealand development teams in New Zealand in the second leg of the competition.
Tevita Tatafu, a Tongan student on a rugby scholarship to Japan, has been selected into a Japanese national U-18 team, playing at No. 8.
Tonga’s National Sevens team will leave for New Zealand on Monday January 28 to compete in the Hertz Wellington Sevens 2013.
A new structure of the annual International Rugby Board (IRB) Pacific Nations Cup competition was announced by the IRB on 22 January. In 2013 Canada and the USA will participate, but the Manu Samoa, the 2012 champion will be excluded.
The ‘Ikale Tahi caused an upset in international test rugby yesterday when they thrashed the Scottish National team 21-15 at Pittodrie, Aberdeen (5 am Tongan time). By Pesi Fonua.
As the ‘Ikale Tahi prepares for its final test match against Scotland at Pittodrie in Aberdeen, on Saturday 24 November, the Head Coach Mana ‘Otai today selected the players.
The ‘Ikale Tahi won its first game during its current European tour, by beating the American Eagles, 22-13 at Parc Eirias, Wales, this morning, November 18.
The ‘Ikale Tahi is preparing for its second test match against the USA Eagles in Betws-u-coed, Wales on Saturday November 17, and the Head Coach Mana ‘Otai said that his players are ready to meet the USA.