‘Ikale Tahi center Siale Piutau will play for Bristol Rugby on a permanent basis after re-signing with the club last week. The UK based club announced the new deal on Monday, March 27.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017
Sydney Rooster’s winger, Daniel Tupou, is eager to represent Tonga at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC17) this October. “If I got the chance I would definitely put my hand up to play for Tonga,” Tupou stated.
Friday 17 March 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
Bristol Rugby have signed 'Ikale Tahi prop forward, Sione Faletau (28), the UK club announced yesterday.
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.
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Amanaki Mafi will make his Super Rugby debut for the Melbourne Rebels against the Auckland Blues tomorrow in the first round of the Super Rugby Season. He was named in the starting lineup alongside fellow Tongan born Rebel teammate Lopeti Timani.
Monday 13 February 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Tributes are flowing in for Tongan-born Sione Lauaki who tragically passed away on Saturday from kidney failure. His former club, The Waikato Chiefs, stated on Twitter "Rest in peace Sione, always a Chief...our thoughts and prayers are with Sione’s family and friends and with the entire Chiefs whanau as today we have lost a brother."
Wednesday 1 February 2017
Wallaby prop forward, Tatafu Polota-Nau (31), will debut for Perth's Western Force in the 2017 Super Rugby season. Tatafu had been playing for the New South Wales Waratahs since 2006 when he first entered the Super Rugby tournament.
Friday 23 December 2016
Mate Ma'a Tonga and Cronulla Shark's frontrower Andrew Fifita has been fined $20,000 (AUD) by the NRL as punishment for his on-field support of convicted killer Kieran Loveridge. The fine comes a week after Andrew was given a notice of breach with five-days to respond by the NRL.
Thursday 15 December 2016
The NRL has announced that Mate Ma'a Tonga front-rower Andrew Fifita, who currently plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, was issued a breach of notice with five days to respond. The notice comes after months of controversy surrounding Andrew Fifita's public support for a friend currently serving a 10-year jail sentence for manslaughter. Local reports state that Fifita is likely to receive a fine rather than a suspension.
Thursday 17 November 2016
Telusa Veainu at fullback is the only change that Toutai Kefu, the ‘Ikale Tahi coach, has made to the team that will play against the USA on Saturday, 19 November at Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain.
Sunday 13 November 2016
The ‘Ikale Tahi have won their first European test match, defeating Spain 28 – 13. The determined Spaniards gave the boys a run for their money, and were leading 3 – 0 in the 30th minute of the match. The ‘Ikale Tahi scored four converted tries in the form of Dan Faleafa, Fetu’u Vainikolo, Sonatane Takulua and Kali Hala. All tries were successfully converted by Sona Takulua.
Wednesday 26 October 2016
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Taione Vea has announced his retirement from professional rugby two months after suffering a spinal injury during a rugby match. The 27-year-old Prop who plays for the Newcastle Falcons in the English Aviva Premiership said, “I was left paralyzed for five or six minutes on the field, where I couldn’t feel my whole body. That is enough for anybody in a lifetime, and the risk of that happening again if I was to return to playing is quite high.”
Thursday 13 October 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Former Mate Ma’a Tonga centre Solomone Kata will debut for New Zealand this Saturday October 15 against Australia in Perth. The Vava’u born 23-year-old was the top try scorer for his NRL team the New Zealand Warriors this year, scoring 15 tries in 21 games in the 2016 NRL season. He was announced as part of the Kiwis squad last week.
Tuesday 19 July 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
Family, friends, fans and teammates of a promising young Tongan rugby player Uto Enosi Tu'ipulotu are in mourning after the 19 year-old passed away from cancer last week July 14 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Uto was selected for the New Zealand Area schools rugby team, and was awarded Under 18 player of the year by his rugby club, Ellesmere.
Friday 10 June 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
Japan’s number 14, Ataata Moeakiola, is emerging as a new rugby star after his hat trick scoring performance against the Junior Spring Boks at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester on 7 June.
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.
Tuesday 17 May 2016
‘Ikale Tahi and Glasgow Warriors prop Sila Puafisi was handed a harsh three match suspension for a ‘flying head butt’ on scrumhalf Kieran Marmion of Irish Club Connacht.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Former ‘Ikale Tahi and Doncaster Knights flanker Latu Makaafi (33) is the second highest try scorer in the 2015-2016 season of the RFU Championship, England’s second division tournament. According to the end of season statistics, Latu scored 17 tries in 22 appearances for the Doncaster Knights and was only two tries away from top try scorer Paul Grant of Nottingham.
Tuesday 26 April 2016
Rugby players of Tongan heritage are filling up the team rosters in America’s inaugural PRO Rugby tournament, which kicked off on Saturday, April 23. There are at least 20 players of Tongan heritage playing in the tournament, most of whom are US-born.
Tuesday 22 September 2015
When Japan’s Brave Blossoms had its sensational 34-32 victory over two-time Rugby World Cup champion South Africa in their opening match at Brighton, UK, on Saturday, 19 September it was the big Tongan forward ‘Amanaki Lelei Mafi who stood out by providing the winning pass that secured the biggest RWC upset so far. Mafi is credited with making the most metres and beating the most defenders of any Japanese forward, despite taking to the pitch only in the 45th minute.