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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Melbourne, Australia
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.
Saturday 18 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wales Rugby (WRU) has announced that it will not play in Tonga this year because of doubts that the pitch at Teufaiva Stadium would be upgraded in time. The WRU stated that arrangements were being made to relocate the Wales-Tonga test to another country.
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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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Wednesday 1 February 2017

Perth, Australia
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.
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Tuesday 3 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tributes are flowing in from around the world for Tonga's National Rugby Sevens captain, Atelea Okati (28) who died on December 29 in a head-on collision at Veitongo that claimed two lives.
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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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Monday 28 November 2016
Tonga’s rugby team for the 2016 Oceania Rugby Under 20 Trophy has been announced by Oceania Rugby. The tournament is being held in Fiji and the first game kicked-off last Friday in Suva between Fiji and the Cook Islands. Tonga will play its first game gainst the Cook Islands this Friday, December 2.
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Sunday 27 November 2016

Padua, Italy
The ‘Ikale Tahi have defeated Italy 19 – 17 after a successful extra-time penalty conversion by Sonatane Takulua snatched a sure victory from the Italians. The loss is a huge anti-climax for Italy who only last week defeated South Africa 20 - 18.
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Friday 25 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
David Halaifonua will be back at fullback when the ‘Ikale Tahi meet the Azzurri (Italy) at the Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy, tomorrow Saturday, 26 November, in the last match of their European tour. "This team wants to go through this 2016 European Tour undefeated,” said coach, Toutai Kefu.
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Monday 21 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi survived a spirited comeback to overcome the United States 20 – 17 in the Spanish city of San Sebastian on Saturday November 19.
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Sunday 13 November 2016

Madrid, Spain
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.
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Saturday 12 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Men’s Rugby 7s team have qualified to play in Hong Kong after winning all of their games on the final day of Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships today in Suva, Fiji. The woman’s team lost all of their final day fixtures.
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Friday 11 November 2016

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams both managed to get a win on Day 1 of the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships today November 11. The Women’s team defeated Solomon Islands 21 – 0 while the Men’s team defeated American Samoa with 6 tries to 1. The Women’s team lost its two other matches to Australia 45 - 5 and Fiji 36 – 0. The Men’s team lost to PNG 28 – 10 and Fiji 42 – 19.
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Wednesday 9 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's national rugby team the ‘Ikale Tahi team are in training camp in Madrid, Spain, ahead of their three 2016 European Tour test matches, starting this weekend, 12 November against Spain. The team is expected to be announced on Thursday, 10 November by the ‘Ikale Tahi Head Coach Toutai Kefu.
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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kotoni Ale (26) who recovered from a shocking leg injury is the latest to join the ‘Ikale Tahi Squad on their November European Tour, where they will play three test matches against Spain, USA and Italy.
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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.”
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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Cardiff, Wales
Substandard facilities and medical cover in Tonga and Samoa have caused the Welsh Rugby Union to reconsider the destinations of their summer tour next year according to Welsh media.
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Thursday 6 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) today named Siale Piutau as Captain to lead the 30 man 'Ikale Tahi squad to tour Europe next month playing three test matches in Spain and Italy.
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