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Saturday 25 February 2017

Birmingham-Alabama, USA
Junior Fa and his opponent Keith Barr have weighed in against each other ahead of their fight tomorrow in Birmingham, Alabama. The fight is an undercard to the Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington WBC championship bout.
Friday 24 February 2017

Lahti, Finland
Olympian, Pita Taufatofua, finished his first race representing Tonga in the Cross Country Sprints at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Lahti, Finland early this morning in memory of Tonga's Queen Mother. “We are dedicating this race to Her Majesty Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho who passed away this week”.
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.
Friday 24 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Heavy weight boxer Junior Fa is in Alabama, preparing for his undercard to Deontay Wilder's highly anticipated WBC title defence against Gerald Washington this Saturday, 25 February. The undefeated Junior Fa (9 wins - 0 losses) will fight a southpaw from Virginia, Keith Barr (17 wins - 10 losses).
Thursday 23 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium is expected to officially start after a contract is signed between the Government of Tonga and New Zealand contractor sometime this week.
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.
Monday 20 February 2017

St Moritz, Switzerland
Donning a cool ski-racing outfit emblazed with bold Tongan motifs in red, white and black, Kasete Naufahu Skeen became the first Tongan to race at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at St Moritz, Switzerland, on 16 February.
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Sunday 19 February 2017

North Carolina, USA
The Carolina Panthers have announced their re-signing of Amini Silatolu on a 1 year contract. Carolina recruiting staff were reportedly pleased with the 28-year-old Offensive Guard's performance in a recent workout.
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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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Wednesday 15 February 2017

Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA
University of Michigan football recruit, 17-year-old Phillip Paea, recalls his experience living in Tonga saying it made a huge impact setting a foundation for him and how he relates to others. Paea said his Tongan parents wanted him to learn about his roots and experience another culture other than the American one.
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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 8 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Junior Fa's journey to become the first Tongan world champion has reached a crucial point after signing a 3-year-contract with one of boxing's biggest promoters Lou DiBella - who announced the signing three days ago, stating ""The physically imposing Junior Fa has the size and skills to make an impact in an era of heavyweight giants".
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Friday 3 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be able to host the Test Match between the ‘Ikale Tahi and Wales in June, and the 2019 Pacific Games, Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva assured the Tonga Media on Monday, 30 January during a Press Conference at the Prime Minister’s Office.
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Friday 3 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight young Tongan swimmers from the Hakula Swim Club competed at the 2017 Anthony Mosse Classic competition when they visited Auckland last month, during an exposure trip that allowed them to also train with other swimming clubs.
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Friday 3 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finau ‘Ohuafi (15) and Noelani Day (13) achieved their personal best when they represented Tonga at the FINA 5km New Zealand Open Water Championships in Lake Taupo, on 15 January.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

Exeter, United Kingdom
'Ikale Tahi frontrow Elvis Taione will donate to charity to make up for an embarrassing incident last Saturday night. Elvis was caught by a photographer urinating on shop wall in Exeter, England. He has since apologized for the incident and was given a formal warning by his club, the Exeter Chiefs.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

Allgau, Germany
Kasete Naufahu Skeen, Olympian Pita Taufatofua, and Makeleta Piukala Stephan, relative newcomers to the sport of skiing, have their eyes set on the FIS World Championships in Europe this month. They will compete against the best skiers in the world in a bid to represent Tonga at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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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 31 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's elite soccer club, Veitongo FC, today won its first game of the Champions League Qualifiers tournament, defeating American Samoan team Utulei Youth Club by 3 - 1 today. The win comes two days after Veitongo's 4 - 0 defeat to Puaikura FC (Cook Islands) on Saturday.
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Tuesday 24 January 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
Team Ronnie Stanley have won the Inaugral Polynesian Bowl after defeating Team Marcus Mariota 9 - 7 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii on Saturday January 21. Team Stanley grabbed the win in the dying seconds of the game with a field goal.
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