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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.
Thursday 19 January 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
The inaugural Polynesian Bowl will kick off this Saturday, January 21 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The 2017 Polynesian Bowl will feature two teams made up of elite football players of Pacific Islander heritage from high schools around the United States.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ilisoni Niukapu, a Para Badminton player is Tonga’s latest rising sports talent, who hopes to be able to represent Tonga at the Tokyo Paralympic in 2020.
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Tuesday 3 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tributes are flowing in from around the world for Tonga's National Rugby Sevens captain, Atelea Okati (28) who died on December 29 in a head-on collision at Veitongo that claimed two lives.
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Friday 23 December 2016
Sydney, Australia
Mate Ma'a Tonga and Cronulla Shark's frontrower Andrew Fifita has been fined $20,000 (AUD) by the NRL as punishment for his on-field support of convicted killer Kieran Loveridge. The fine comes a week after Andrew was given a notice of breach with five-days to respond by the NRL.
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Friday 16 December 2016

Suva, Fiji
Fiji U20s narrowly defeated Tonga U20s 18 - 13 last weekend in Suva, winning the U20 Oceania Rugby Championship. Tonga were dissallowed a try in the last five minutes of the match after the referee ruled a forward pass. The try would have given Tonga a dramatic victory.
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Thursday 15 December 2016

Sydney, Australia
The NRL has announced that Mate Ma'a Tonga front-rower Andrew Fifita, who currently plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, was issued a breach of notice with five days to respond. The notice comes after months of controversy surrounding Andrew Fifita's public support for a friend currently serving a 10-year jail sentence for manslaughter. Local reports state that Fifita is likely to receive a fine rather than a suspension.
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Monday 12 December 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Junior Fa scored an impressive 3rd round knockout win over his Argentine opponent Pablo Magrini on Saturday night in an undercard to the Parker vs Ruiz WBO championship event in Auckland.
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Monday 12 December 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Kiwi-Samoan boxer Joseph Parker (24) became a world champion after he defeated Andy Ruiz by majority decision on Saturday night. The win makes Parker the first Pacific Islander in history to win a world heavyweight championship belt.
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Friday 9 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and World Rugby officials visited Tonga earlier this week to assess whether the Teufaiva Stadium and medical facilities are adequate to host Welsh players on their tour of the South Pacific in 2017.
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Thursday 8 December 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Uaine Fa Jnr. (aka Junior Fa) remembers defeating New Zealand’s champion fighter Joseph Parker back in 2012, in a qualifying amateur boxing competition for the London Olympics. Four years since that encounter, Fa is confident he can beat Parker again as a professional. In the meantime, this Saturday, Fa has an undercard bout at the Parker-Ruiz WBO heavyweight title event at the Vector Arena, Auckland. Interview by Finau Fonua.
Wednesday 7 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Move over Taekwondo, Pita Taufatofua is transitioning to another ‘cooler’ sport, cross-country skiing. Famously known as Tonga’s bare chested flag bearer at the Rio Olympics, the taekwondo athlete is taking up skiing in a bid to represent Tonga at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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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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Thursday 17 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Telusa Veainu at fullback is the only change that Toutai Kefu, the ‘Ikale Tahi coach, has made to the team that will play against the USA on Saturday, 19 November at Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain.
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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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