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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.
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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Friday 11 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Gridiron player, Caroline Soakai-Poulsen has her sights set on making the Australian Women’s Gridiron team one day . The 29-year-old plays defensive linesman for the reigning premier team, Gold Coast Stingrays in Queensland.
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Friday 11 November 2016

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams both managed to get a win on Day 1 of the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships today November 11. The Women’s team defeated Solomon Islands 21 – 0 while the Men’s team defeated American Samoa with 6 tries to 1. The Women’s team lost its two other matches to Australia 45 - 5 and Fiji 36 – 0. The Men’s team lost to PNG 28 – 10 and Fiji 42 – 19.
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Thursday 10 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team to play Spain at the Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid on Saturday, 12 November (Sunday in Tonga) was named this morning.
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Wednesday 9 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s national rugby team the ‘Ikale Tahi team are in training camp in Madrid, Spain, ahead of their three 2016 European Tour test matches, starting this weekend, 12 November against Spain. The team is expected to be announced on Thursday, 10 November by the ‘Ikale Tahi Head Coach Toutai Kefu.
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Thursday 3 November 2016

Oklahoma, USA
NBA star Steven Adams (23) has signed a $100 Million (USD) contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The lucrative four-year contract makes Steven the wealthiest person of Tongan heritage in the world. The Oklahoma City Thunder announced the deal on Monday October 31. Steven Adams is the brother of Valerie Adams who visited Tonga this week in her new role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador.
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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kotoni Ale (26) who recovered from a shocking leg injury is the latest to join the ‘Ikale Tahi Squad on their November European Tour, where they will play three test matches against Spain, USA and Italy.
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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans have big health issues around obesity, diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure. “If I can get one family or one child moving to live a better lifestyle for themselves - then our future looks a little bit brighter for these kids,” said Valerie Adams, three-time Olympic medalist. Valerie stresses to all Tongans that 30 minutes of moving a day helps toward living a healthier life.
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Monday 31 October 2016

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga national volleyball team lost to both Fiji and New Zealand in a qualifying competition for the Volleyball World Cup last week in Suva, Fiji.
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Monday 31 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Valerie Kasanita Adams, a two–time Olympic gold medalist arrived in Tonga on Monday, October 31 on her first assignment in her role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle and sports participation in the Pacific.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Suva, Fiji
Two young Tongan swimmers, Finau ‘Ohuafi (15) and Noelani Day (13) brought home a total of 16 medals between them, including 9 gold and 7 silver after competing in the SC Central Region Age Group Invitational 2016 in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shot Put champion Valerie Adams will visit Nuku’alofa next week promoting healthy lifestyles and sports participation as part of her newly appointed role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Taione Vea has announced his retirement from professional rugby two months after suffering a spinal injury during a rugby match. The 27-year-old Prop who plays for the Newcastle Falcons in the English Aviva Premiership said, “I was left paralyzed for five or six minutes on the field, where I couldn’t feel my whole body. That is enough for anybody in a lifetime, and the risk of that happening again if I was to return to playing is quite high.”
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