The ‘Ikale Tahi’s defeat of the French 19-14 tonight silenced the French while rapturous ‘Ikale Tahi fans went completely mad red and celebrated the victory with the ecstatic team. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
Rugby World Cup
Tonga produced the biggest upset of the 2011 Rugby cup by beating France 19-14 at the Wellington Regional Stadium tonight, October 1. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
As the ‘Ikale Tahi prepares for its third game of the Rugby World Cup meeting Japan this evening, 21 September at the Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, (8:30pm Tonga time) ‘Ikale Tahi Supporters world-wide are right behind their team.
Tonga’s hope of progressing beyond the pool games of the Rugby World Cup has become a tough challenge, after they lost to Canada 20-25 in their second outing, this evening, September 14, in Whangarei. Photos by Pesi Fonua
A dinner hosted by the Tonga RWC Committee 2011, in Auckland on Saturday night brought together Tongan rugby legends and rising Tongan rugby stars.
Rugby fans in Tonga were entertained on Friday night, September 9 as they watched the New Zealand All Blacks defeat the ‘Ikale Tahi 41-10 in the of the Rugby World Cup at Auckland’s Eden Park.
Last night’s opening match of the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park was a good start for both the ‘Ikale Tahi and the All Blacks because even though the All Blacks dominated the first half and scored four tries, the statistics showed that in the second half Tonga dominated the possession of the ball and the territory. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
King George Tupou V wished the ‘Ikale Tahi an enjoyable evening in the first of their RWC encounters when he received them at Atalanga in Auckland today. By Pesi Fonua.
A crazy day has dawned in Tonga, September 9, the day every Tongan has been counting down the hours to enjoy as its national rugby team ‘Ikale Tahi takes on the mighty All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup opener tonight at Eden Park in Auckland. Back home, the capital Nuku’alofa is decked out in red and white and it seems like the whole population has single-mindedly turned into ‘Ikale Tahi fanatics. Photos by Linny Folau.
Getting close to the Rugby World Cup, Matangi Tonga Online editor Pesi Fonua is following the ‘Ikale Tahi in Auckland today.