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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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Friday 23 September 2016

Sydney, Australia
Velocity Trade Tonga Schools Rugby Team completed a successful tour of New South Wales, Australia, competing in three matches against NSW Catholic Combined Colleges, NSW Combined High Schools and BMW Australian Schools Barbarians, coming away with two wins and a loss.
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Friday 12 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tributes and congratulations were flowing on social media today for the fantastic Fiji Rugby 7s team after their Olympic Gold Medal win at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic this morning (Tonga time) as the Fijians made headlines around the world.
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Friday 5 August 2016

Wellington, New Zealand
Four players of Tongan heritage in the Wellington Hurricanes are set to face the Johannesburg Lions in the 2016 Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tomorrow night Saturday August 6. Loni ‘Uhila, Vaea Fifita, Willis Halaholo and Ngani Laumape are all fantastic, says their manager.
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Friday 1 July 2016

Brisbane, Australia
Taniela Tupou, widely known as "Tongan Thor", will make his run on Super Rugby debut tonight with the Queensland Reds. The 20-year-old, 135kg prop who went to school in Auckland, New Zealand, hopes to play for the Wallabies in the future.
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Monday 27 June 2016
Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Ikale Tahi lost its last game in the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) on Saturday to a determined Samoa going down 30-10 in Apia, Samoa. The loss puts Fiji and Samoa in leading contention for the two direct qualifying spots available for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Friday 24 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Wallabies winger, Cooper Vuna, was not able to inspire Tonga’s Sevens team at the Monaco Sevens last weekend, missing out on the last qualifying spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Friday 17 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi team to play against Georgia on Saturday, 18 June in Suva was named by Head Coach Toutai Kefu today.
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