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Friday 27 May 2016
Gold Coast, Queensland
Konrad Hurrell has been signed by the Gold Coast Titans. The signing comes only a day after the 24 year-old NRL star was released by his former club the New Zealand Warriors.
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official Tongan national rugby team, the ‘Ikale Tahi for the 2016 Pacific Nations Cup tournament is yet to be officially announced by its Executive/Chairman, Fe’ao Vunipola. Now heading the Tonga Rugby Union are Tonga’s Prime Minister as President and the Deputy Prime Minister as Chairman.
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
The Vodaphone Warriors have released their star centre Konrad Hurrell. The NRL club announced the move today May 25. Konrad’s contract was originally scheduled to end in 2018. The cut comes after reports of a strained relationship between Konrad and his club regarding off-field incidents.
Monday 23 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women and juniors did well in the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club’s “Leiola Ingenious Fishing Challenge” on Saturday, 21 May. The Top Female Angler, was Dana Stephenson with a 38.4 kg Sailfish, while Cameron Griggs caught a 18.2kg Wahoo.
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Thursday 19 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This month, all 32 teams of America’s National Football League (NFL) announced their new rosters and recruitment of college football players for the 2016 season. Among the new recruits are at least five players of Tongan heritage. The NFL completed its official 2016 NFL Draft on April 30.
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Tuesday 17 May 2016

Glasgow, Scotland
‘Ikale Tahi and Glasgow Warriors prop Sila Puafisi was handed a harsh three match suspension for a ‘flying head butt’ on scrumhalf Kieran Marmion of Irish Club Connacht.
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Tuesday 17 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Will Tonga’s flag be flying at the Rio Olympic Games in August, and will the Pacific Games happen? At the moment there is no definite answer, because TASANOC has not been able to resolve on-going internal conflicts and has failed to provide outstanding annual and financial reports that have been demanded by the International Olympic Committee.
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Monday 16 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women and juniors are encouraged to join in the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club’s “Leiola Ingenious Fishing Challenge” this Saturday, 21 May.
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Monday 16 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ikale Tahi lock Steve Mafi has been signed by French club Castres to play in the next season of the French Top 14 tournament. The Australian born 26 year-old currently plays for the Perth based Western Force in the Super Rugby competition.
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Friday 13 May 2016

London, United Kingdom
England’s No. 8, Billy Vunipola won England Player of the Year after producing three man-of-the-match performances from five games to help England win the 2016 RBS Six Nations Championship. Another Tongan rugby hero, Former Wallaby, George Smith won the Players’ Player of the Year as he continued his outstanding form with Wasps.
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Friday 13 May 2016

Manchester, UK
Ikale Tahi prop, Halani Aulika, has signed with Sale Sharks earlier this week after spending four seasons with London Irish. Aulika also played for Tonga in the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup and was a member of Tonga’s Pacific Nations Cup Squad last year.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016
Port Vila, Vanuatu
The number of sports allowed at future Pacific Games has now been reduced from 26 to 24, with the decision made after a Pacific Games Council General Assembly meeting yesterday in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The number of compulsory sports has increased from 14 to 16, with sailing and triathlon being promoted.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016

Sydney, Australia
Samoa coach Matt Parish criticized international rugby league organisers in the National Rugby League (NRL) after it was revealed Samoan players received no match payments for their game against Tonga at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta last Saturday night. The Tonga side received $500 each only after they sourced their own sponsorship.
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Sunday 8 May 2016

Parramatta, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga were defeated 18 – 6 by Toa Samoa last night in a thrilling 2016 Pacific Test Match in Pirtek stadium in Parramatta, Sydney.
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Sunday 8 May 2016

Suva, Fiji
Tonga’s men’s and women’s volleyball teams, were both defeated in the semi-finals of the 2016 Oceania Volleyball Championships in Fiji.
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Saturday 7 May 2016

Parramatta, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga are set to collide against rivals Toa Samoa at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta tonight at 10:40pm (Tongan Time) May 7. The game will be the fourth annual Pacific test match between the two teams since 2013.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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