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Wednesday 19 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A towering 12-year-old boy of Tongan descent, Petelo Lemeki, was the centre of attention last week at an under-13’s rugby tournament in New Zealand. Petelo reportedly stands 6’2" tall (188 cms) and weighs 121 Kilos, and wears size-14 rugby boots..
Friday 16 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans will be crowding around their televisions and radios this evening for live broadcasts as the national rugby team 'Ikale Tahi faces Wales at 6:30pm Tongan time, in a match at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Nuku'alofa work places today were full of red-dressed supporters.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cardiff, Wales
Wales has announced its 32-man squad to play Tonga and Samoa next month. Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts (30) will captain the Welsh side under the direction of head coach Robin McBryde. Wales is scheduled to play Tonga on Friday 16th June at Eden Park in Auckland.
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Friday 17 March 2017

Bristol, United Kingdom
Bristol Rugby have signed 'Ikale Tahi prop forward, Sione Faletau (28), the UK club announced yesterday.
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Friday 24 February 2017

Dunedin, New Zealand
Tongan-born prop Siate Tokolahi (24) will debut for the Otago Highlanders tonight against the Waikato Chiefs in Dunedin. He has played in the Super Rugby competition since 2014.
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Sunday 19 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Sione Lauaki was buried at the Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland on Saturday February 18 after a an emotional funeral service attended by over 1000 mourners, who included Sir Graham Henry, and All Blacks players Jerome Kaino and Liam Messam.
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Wednesday 15 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
The funeral service for Tongan born rugby player Sione Tu’itupu Lauaki will be held on Saturday, February 18 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Tuesday 14 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa will host its first Investec Super Rugby Championship, a match between the Auckland Blues and Queensland Reds on 2 June at Apia Park Stadium.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

Exeter, United Kingdom
'Ikale Tahi frontrow Elvis Taione will donate to charity to make up for an embarrassing incident last Saturday night. Elvis was caught by a photographer urinating on shop wall in Exeter, England. He has since apologized for the incident and was given a formal warning by his club, the Exeter Chiefs.
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Friday 16 December 2016

Suva, Fiji
Fiji U20s narrowly defeated Tonga U20s 18 - 13 last weekend in Suva, winning the U20 Oceania Rugby Championship. Tonga were dissallowed a try in the last five minutes of the match after the referee ruled a forward pass. The try would have given Tonga a dramatic victory.
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Friday 9 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and World Rugby officials visited Tonga earlier this week to assess whether the Teufaiva Stadium and medical facilities are adequate to host Welsh players on their tour of the South Pacific in 2017.
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Sunday 4 December 2016

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga Under 20s team have scored a big win over the Cook Islands in their first game of the U20 Oceania Rugby Championship in Suva, Fiji. Tonga U20s dominated the game, scoring eight tries to beat the Cook Islands U20s 50 – 12. The Cook Islanders managed two tries.
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Thursday 29 September 2016

Leipzig, Germany
Tonga’s first ever Winter Olympian, Bruno Banani is unsure whether he will be able to represent Tonga again in Luge at the games in 2018 due to no funding and no sponsorship. He's currently playing rugby in Leipzig and promoting his documentary titled "Being Bruno Banani, The Flying Coconut".
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Sunday 29 May 2016
London, United Kingdom
The "rampaging" Vunipola brothers helped their club, the London Saracens, to win the 2015-16 Aviva Premiership defeating the Exeter Chiefs by 28 points to 20 in the Premiership final yesterday.
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Thursday 28 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been excluded from the 2016 World Rugby U20 Trophy tournament. Fiji and Samoa are both currently competing in the competition which commenced last week in Zimbabwe. The annual U20 Trophy tournament hosts second tier nations who did not qualify for the premium U20 World Rugby Championship.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016

Cardiff, Wales
Welsh rugby club, the Cardiff Blues, honoured their most capped player Taufa'ao Filise at a special testimonial dinner last week. The dinner celebrated a decade of service to the club by Taufa’ao who comes from Malapo in Tonga.
Friday 8 April 2016

Newcastle, United Kingdom
‘Ikale Tahi captain and flanker Nili Latu pulled off an impressive feat last weekend April 2 in round 19 of the Aviva Preimership, scoring two tries in four minutes for his team Newcastle Falcons against the highly rated Harlequins.
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Monday 4 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Rugby Union has announced a team list of 12 local players to represent Tonga at the Hong Kong Sevens tournament this Friday April 8. All members of the team were selected from the recent Kolomotu’a Sevens competition, a competition that was won by Toloa Old Boys RFC.
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Monday 7 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s 'Aloma Johansson is one of several women on the new Oceania Rugby Board, one of six regional associations of World Rugby and representing 16 Member Unions to promote the growth of rugby in the region.
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Wednesday 17 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An international rugby test match between Tonga's ‘Ikale Tahi and Wales at Teufaiva Stadium in early 2017 is now in doubt. There is uncertainty over whether the upgrading of the stadium will be completed in time, the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the Tongan parliament yesterday, 15 February. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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