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Thursday 8 April 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The young ‘Ikale Tahi lost its chance of getting into the semi-final of the IRB Under 19 World Championship, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, when they were beaten by Uruguay on April 4.
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Tuesday 16 March 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Viliami 'Ofahengaue, better known as Willy O, the former Wallaby has finally been confirmed by the Tonga Rugby Union as national coach for the 'Ikale Tahi.
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Thursday 4 March 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
A young Tongan rugby player died after being hit by a "vicious" double tackle during a club match in Houmakelikao, Tongatapu, on Saturday.
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Wednesday 18 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan National Under-19 rugby team to represent Tonga to the World Championship to be held in Durban, South Africa in March was announced on 16 February.
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Thursday 12 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two important games of Rugby will be played at Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku‘alofa, tomorrow, February 13.
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Wednesday 11 February 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Rugby Union Seven-a-side team left Wellington, New Zealand, on February 8 for the United States to take part in the second International Rugby Board Sevens Series, to be held in Los Angeles February 14 -15.
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Wednesday 14 January 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
A national 7-a-side Rugby League team to represent Tonga at the World Sevens League tournament in Sydney at the end of January was announced in Nuku'alofa on January 8.
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Friday 7 November 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga'’s 'Ikale Tahi rugby team returned home from Australia with the Wooden Spoon for Pool D in the Rugby World Cup, after losing all of its four pool games against Italy, Wales, the All Blacks and Canada.
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Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Tongan rugby league stars Lesley Vainikolo and Tevita Vaikona, were due to return home to Tonga at the end of the year, after helping their British club side, Bradford Bulls, to an unprecedented trio of Super League trophies.
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Wednesday 1 October 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Dan Manu, a former open-side flanker for the Australian Wallabies, is one of several international rugby players who have helped to promote Tonga through excellence in sport.
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Tuesday 16 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan High Schools Under-18 rugby team beat Samoa 24-3 to win the qualifying tournament for the Tri-nations Under-19 World Cup, at Teufaiva Stadium on September 5.
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Tuesday 2 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 30-member 'Ikale Tahi squad for the Rugby World Cup in Australia in October was announced by the Chairman of the Tongan Rugby Union, Tu'ivanuavou Vaea in Nuku'alofa at the end of August.
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Tuesday 2 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If you think that Tongan men are good at playing rugby, wait until you see Tonga's first women's rugby league team in action, and some people say they are better than the boys.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The rumour that two Tongan Rugby League stars, Lesley Vainikolo and Tevita Vaikona who are currently playing for the Bradford Bulls, in the United Kingdom may play for the ‘Ikale Tahi at the coming Rugby Union World Cup could become a reality according to Jim Love, the ‘Ikale Tahi’s coach. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Named Man of the Match in a rugby league test between Tonga’s Mate Ma‘a Tonga and the NSW Universities, was Paula Fukofuka (28), a promising young Tongan full-back. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The executive members of the Tonga Rugby Football Union are facing the difficult task of restructuring Tongan rugby and fostering the image of Tonga as a great rugby nation. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Bob Wallace the Secretary General of the International Rugby Board visited Tonga at the end of July, as part of a tour of Oceania that took him to Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The $52,000 in cash prizes given at the Jesus 2000 Rugby Tournament in January amounted to the biggest prize ever offered for rugby in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Classic All Blacks Tour to Tonga on April 1 was organised by a new business called the Booking Office. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The relationship between the Tongan Rugby Union and South Africa will be further consolidated this year as more Tongans have been invited to study and to play rugby in South Africa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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