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Friday 22 July 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand
Australian-Tongan boxer Solomon Haumono was defeated last night by number one IBF contender and New Zealand champion Joseph Parker at the Horncastle fight arena in Christchurch, New Zealand. The fight was ended by a controversial stoppage in the fourth round.
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Thursday 21 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven athletes will represent Tonga at the Rio Olympic Games, starting on 5 August, competing in the fields of Archery, Track, Swimming and Taekwondo.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The draw for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup was announced yesterday, July 19, by its organising committee. Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have been confirmed as the hosts of the World Cup, from October 27 to December 2 next year. Tonga will play in pool B of the World Cup matched up against New Zealand, Samoa and Scotland.
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Sunday 17 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four skiers will now have the chance to represent Tonga at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after the Kingdom was admitted as a member of the International Ski Federation (FIS) in June.
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Thursday 14 July 2016

Kansas, USA
A young US born Tongan, ‘Ainise Havili (20) has been nominated by the University of Kansas for the “Big 12 Athlete of the Year Award” selected from 12 universities in five states. Raised in Texas, ‘Ainise, the daughter of Tongan immigrants Moses and Mele Havili, is a star volleyball player and a member of the 2016 United States College Volleyball team.
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Tuesday 12 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Lea’aetoa is the winner of this year’s TCC Open Golf Championship event after a thrilling finish when he edged out Digicel’s Ronan McGrane by 2 shots last Saturday.
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Tuesday 12 July 2016

Worcester, United Kingdom
Australian-Tongan athlete, Mo’onia Gerrard has been appointed as the new head coach of the Worcester Servern Stars, an English professional netball club participating in the UK based Netball Super League Tournament.
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Monday 11 July 2016

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Under-17 Men’s Soccer team defeated American Samoa by two points to zero in their final game of the OFC U-17 Preliminary Tournament last Friday July 8 in Apia, Samoa.
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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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Tuesday 21 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Heavyweight boxer Nailini Helu, a Tongan born New Zealander, won her second professional fight against Sarah Long by unanimous decision in New Zealand last Saturday and is now the leading contender for the New Zealand title.
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Friday 17 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Amateur Sports Association National Olympic Committee’s (TASANOC) new Executive Board was elected for a four-year term, last night, Thursday, 16 June.
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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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Friday 17 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Sevens rugby team has enlisted the help of former Wallabies player, Cooper Vuna, to win their matches at this weekend’s Olympic repechage tournament in Monaco - the last chance available to qualify for the Rio Olympics.
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Monday 13 June 2016

Suva, Fiji
Fiji bounced back from a halftime 15 – 0 lead to defeat Tonga 23 – 18 last Saturday, June 11. The game was locked 18 – 18 in the 73rd minute before the Fijian flanker Eremasi Radrodro scored the winning try in the 74th minute to win the game in front of an estatic Fijian crowd at ANZ stadium in Suva.
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Friday 10 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
The ‘Ikale Tahi and the Flying Fijians have named their teams to meet at the start of the Pacific Nations Cup 2016 on Saturday, 11 June at ANZ Stadium in Suva.
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Friday 10 June 2016

Manchester, United Kingdom
Japan’s number 14, Ataata Moeakiola, is emerging as a new rugby star after his hat trick scoring performance against the Junior Spring Boks at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester on 7 June.
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Monday 6 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The All Blacks have enlisted three rugby players of Tongan heritage for their test match against Wales next week on June 11. The players are Malakai Fekitoa (Otago Highlanders), ‘Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Auckland Blues) and George Moala (Auckland Blues).
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Monday 6 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s national men’s Soccer team is currently ranked at the bottom of the FIFA table, coming in last out 209 countries. Tonga’s women’s team is performing much better. In the current women’s table, Tonga is ranked 87 out of 136 countries.
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