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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Line fishing and spear fishing enthusiasts competed in an Open Fishing Competition hosted by the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club on Saturday, 19 August, when a spear fisherman caught a 16.2kg Tuna, the heaviest fish, while a kayaking fisherman snatched the top line-fishing prize with an 8.6kg Mahi Mahi.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Cardiff, Wales
Veteran 'Ikale Tahi Prop, Taufa'ao Filise, has been signed again by Welsh rugby club, the Cardiff Blues. Filise has played for the Cardiff Blues since 2006, and is the club’s most capped player. He has so far played 241 games for the Blues.
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Tuesday 15 August 2017

Sydney, Australia
Retired Rugby League Player and Former Mate Ma’a Tonga prop, Richie Fa'aoso, has called for the National Rugby League (NRL) to address a “massive drug problem” in the sport. Fa'aoso, now 33, played in the NRL for 11 years, and retired in 2015.
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Friday 11 August 2017

British Columbia, Canada
A Tongan basketball team, “IATE Tonga National Team”, have won their opening game of the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge in Canada. They defeated a Native Canadian team “Gitxsan”, 99 – 74.
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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Leicester, United Kingdom
Valentino Mapapalangi has been signed by a UK club, the Leicester Tigers. The 24-year-old ‘Ikale Tahi back-rower has six caps for Tonga and has played professionally since 2015 for the Manawatu Turbos in New Zealand’s national provincial tournament.
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Friday 4 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will hold a Sevens Rugby Tournament, the Kingdom 7's for both men and women set for October 6-7 at the 'Atele rugby grounds.
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Thursday 27 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
The Tonga Under-19 Women’s Soccer team have finished at the bottom of the 2017 Oceania Football Confederation tournament after losing their final game to New Zealand (0 – 9) last Tuesday July 24, in Auckland.
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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ikale Tahi prop Siosiua Halanukonuka has signed with Scottish Rugby Club, the Glasgow Warriors. In the last two years, Halanukonuka has made 14 appearances for the Otago Highlanders, and has six caps representing Tonga.
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Monday 24 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As the 2017 Rugby League World Cup approaches, apprehension builds for Pacific Island teams with the possibility of top-notch players being snatched by Australia and New Zealand.
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Friday 21 July 2017

Melbourne, Australia
The Melbourne Rebels have honoured Amanaki Mafi with an award for best player for the season. The award was voted on by all members of the Melbourne Rebels team. The former Tonga College boy only started playing for the Melbourne Rebels this year.
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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..
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Tuesday 11 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ikale Tahi coach, Toutai Kefu, this week reflected on Tonga’s game against Fiji on Saturday, and also opened-up about some of the challenges facing Tongan rugby. He hopes to take Tonga all the way into the World Cup with gifted and professional players. By Eleanor Gee.
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Saturday 8 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Flying Fijians narrowly defeated the ‘Ikale Tahi 14 – 10 today in a hard fought match at Teufaiva Stadium. The ‘Ikale Tahi crossed the Fijian try line in extra-time to an uproarious crowd, but jubliation was short-lived as the referee disallowed the try and ordered a 5 metre scrum to Fiji. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Eleanor Gee.
Friday 7 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ikale Tahi coach Toutai Kefu is sizing up the Flying Fijians ahead of tomorrow's match at Teufaiva Stadium. “Our aim is to be more physical for longer periods and to play smarter,” he said today. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 3 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
World Aquatics Day was celebrated at Fua’amotu Beach by residents of Pelehake Village with a barbeque after completing a six-week Learn to Swim Program, which also trained five swimming teachers under the same program.
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Saturday 1 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi defeated Manu Samoa 30 – 26 today at Teufaiva Stadium, winning their first home game in Tonga since 2009. The dramatic encounter saw a thrilling end with the ‘Ikale Tahi preventing a Samoan try during extra-time to win the game. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Eleanor Gee.
Friday 30 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s ‘Ikale Tahi and the Manu Samoa meet on Saturday, July 1 at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium, in what should be a tough match for both sides, but many "Ikale Tahi players are fulfilling a dream of playing a test match at home.
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Friday 30 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Team for this Saturday’s matchup against the Manu Samoa was officially announced. Siale Piutau will captain the team for the match that kicks off at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa at 3:00pm.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan rugby exports to Romania, helped secured a big win for Romania in a test match against Canada over the weekend. Tongan born winger Tangimana Fonovai scored two tries for his adopted country, resulting in a 25 – 9 victory over the Canadians.
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Friday 16 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Wales have defeated the ‘Ikale Tahi with a convincing score line 24 -6 at Eden Park in Auckland tonight, June 16.
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