The ‘Ikale Tahi went down 23-28 after a hard-fought test against Italy at Stadio Mario Rigamonti, Brescia on Saturday, November 10.
When Tonga’s ‘Ikale Tahi meet Italy on Saturday night, in Brescia, Italy, the battle for domination will be in the forwards, according to the captain of the ‘Ikale Tahi, Nili Latu.
The ‘Ikale Tahi head coach, Mana ‘Otai has announced his team to play Italy at Stadio M. Riggamonti, in Brescia, on Saturday, November 10 during Tonga’s European Tour. Mana made his selection of 23 players, from 33 players who participated in a three-day training camp in Gruissan, France.
Tonga’s ‘Ikale Tahi rugby team to tour Europe from November 10-24 was announced by the team manger Dr Viliami Fukofuka at the Teufaiva Stadium, yesterday evening October 19, with the final selections made following Tonga A’s match against the Fiji Warriors.
The Fiji Warriors thrashed Tonga A 25-16 in the final game of the IRB 2012 Pacific Rugby Cup series this afternoon, October 19 at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku’alofa.
If the Fiji Warriors, the champions of the IRB Pacific Rugby Cup 2012, thought that they were going to have a cruising game this afternoon against Samoa A at Teufaiva Stadium, they were wrong, as the Samoans appeared determined not to leave Tonga without a win. By Pesi Fonua.
The Tonga A rugby team had their first win in the 2012 IRB Pacific Rugby Cup competition, by beating Samoa A 20-18 at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 11 October.
Tonga A and Samoa A will kick off the start of the Pacific Leg of the Pacific Rugby Cup 2012 in the first game to be held tomorrow afternoon, at Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa.
Tonga Rugby Union Board members and newly selected players of the Tonga A, and a National 7s team had an audience with HM King Tupou VI at Polata’ane Royal Residence on Saturday, October 6.
The Tongan Women’s Sevens team will face off against the top teams in the region in their bid to secure a qualification spot, at the Oceania Women’s Sevens Championship on August 3.