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Friday 6 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s preparations to host the 2019 Pacific Games is in uproar after the Prime Minister’s Office has called for the dismissal of Lord Sevele, the CEO and Chairman of Tonga’s Pacific Games Organizing Committee, and the demand may now lead to Tonga losing the Games. The Pacific Games Council has not approved the proposal and has issued a warning to Tonga.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College has won the 92nd Tonga Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition held on April 26-29 at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium in Nuku’alofa, official results released on 4 May by the Sports Committee, have confirmed.
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.
Monday 2 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Rugby League has announced its 18 man squad for this Saturday’s May 7 Pacific Test Match against Samoa at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta. Samoa narrowly won last year’s Pacific test match by 18 to 16. Fiji will play Papua New Guinea at the same venue.
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Thursday 28 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been excluded from the 2016 World Rugby U20 Trophy tournament. Fiji and Samoa are both currently competing in the competition which commenced last week in Zimbabwe. The annual U20 Trophy tournament hosts second tier nations who did not qualify for the premium U20 World Rugby Championship.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016

Cardiff, Wales
Welsh rugby club, the Cardiff Blues, honoured their most capped player Taufa’ao Filise at a special testimonial dinner last week. The dinner celebrated a decade of service to the club by Taufa’ao who comes from Malapo in Tonga.
Tuesday 26 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 25 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fijian 7s rugby player Masivesi Dakuwaqa is partially blind with a blurred left eye. But this hasn’t stopped Masivesi from being a phenomenal player for Fiji and the 22 year-old has become a crowd favourite
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Friday 22 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
NRL legend, Andrew Johns has heavily criticised the eligibility rules in international rugby league. He said that Tongan rugby league players not selected for the Kiwis or Kangaroos should not have to wait 2 years to play for Tonga.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Suva, Fiji
A personal development programme for Pacific Island rugby players was initiated today 19 April with an announcement that $650,000 would be invested into a Fijian programme. A parallel programme will be implemented in Tonga and Samoa later this year.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has secured two spots in archery for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August this year, after qualifying at the Continental Qualifying Tournament in Pangai Lahi last week.
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Monday 18 April 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan boxing champion, Uaine Fa, won his third professional fight on Saturday April 16 at the Royal Rampage boxing event in Auckland, New Zealand. Fellow Tongan boxer, Nailini Helu, also at the event, defeated her opponent to win the Royal Rampage Super Middleweight title.
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Monday 18 April 2016

England, United Kingdom
Rugby League Fuifui Moimoi is currently recovering in a British hospital after he suffered a near-fatal infection that left him severely swollen and bedridden in intensive care for two weeks. Fuifui recounted the painful experience.
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Monday 18 April 2016

Port Moresby, PNG
Over 124 million television viewers from 100 countries are expected to watch the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Papua New Guinea in six months time. It will be the biggest sporting event ever to be broadcast from PNG.
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Thursday 14 April 2016

Sydney, Australia
The Canterbury Bulldog’s Coach and Captain have supported William Hopoate’s decision not play on Sunday after the 23-year old revealed his religious commitments and devotion to observing the Sabbath.
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Wednesday 13 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was excitement at the Tonga Golf Club last Saturday, 9 April when the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva joined the club’s after match gathering, and presented the prizes for the day’s golf competition, a Stableford event.
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Tuesday 12 April 2016

Canberra, Australia
Brumbies Number 8, Ita Vaea has announced his retirement from professional rugby yesterday, heeding the advice of doctors who were concerned with a heart condition. The Wallaby and ‘Ikale Tahi prospect is only 27 years old.
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Tuesday 12 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2016 Oceania Archery Championships (11-15 April) was set in motion yesterday at Pangai Lahi on the Nuku’alofa waterfront by Prince Ata, after he landed the first arrow on target.
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Tuesday 12 April 2016

Leicester, England
‘Ikale Tahi winger Telusa Veainu has won the “Citizen Try of the Week” after he scored a stunning try for his team, the Leicester Tigers, in the Aviva Premiership on April 2.
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Monday 11 April 2016

Hong Kong, China
A young and inexperienced Tongan Sevens team was outclassed by Japan (33 – 0) in the quarter finals of the HSBC Series qualifying competition at the Hong Kong Sevens tournament yesterday April 10.
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