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Friday 19 January 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed Taniela “Tani” Tupou of Everett, Washington, to be under contract once the next NFL season begins. Tani is of Tongan descent with a Hawaiian mother and Tongan father.
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Thursday 18 January 2018

Bath, England
English rugby club, Bath Rugby, yesterday signed ‘Ikale Tahi winger Cooper Vuna for one season in the Aviva Premiership. The 30-year-old played for the ‘Ikale Tahi last year against Manu Samoa and Fiji.
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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Philadelphia, United States
Retired Tongan NFL star, Vai Sikahema, performed a Maori Haka for fans of the Philadelphia Eagles at a supporters rally in Philadelphia. Vai played for the Eagles between 1992 and 1993, as a running back.
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Friday 12 January 2018

Gold Coast, Australia
The Gold Coast Titans have signed 18 -year-old Moeaki Fotuaika on a 4-year deal. The deal extends Fotuaika’s current 2-year contract.
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Thursday 11 January 2018

Tokyo, Japan
Japan’s Super Rugby team, the Sunwolves have announced the addition of Hosea Saumaki for their Super Rugby campaign this year. The 25-year-old Tongan born winger is being dubbed ‘Tongan Gozilla’ by the Japanese media with comparisons to Julian Savea and Nemani Nadolo,
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Wednesday 10 January 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah
An American professional Rugby club, the Utah Warriors, have signed Tongan rugby legend and ‘Ikale Tahi all-time leading try scorer Fetu’u Vainikolo to their ranks. The Utah Warriors announced the signing last Friday 5 January.
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Friday 5 January 2018

London, England
English club, Saracens, have signed Sione Vailanu for on an 18-month deal to begin in 2018. The 22-year-old backrower debuted for Tonga against Japan and Romania in November. Vailanu recently played Sevens Rugby in Japan.
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Tuesday 2 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 15-member darts team will represent Tonga at the first South Pacific Darts Championships, to be held from 15-20 January 2018 in Vanuatu. The team includes seven men and seven women and a team manager.
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Saturday 30 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma'a Tonga star Jason Taumalolo has become the first Tonga Representative to be named in the Rugby League World magazine's Team of the Year (Rugby League World XIII team).
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Friday 22 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Athletes who represented Tonga at the Pacific Mini Games 2017 were awarded certificates, with medalists receiving cash prizes on December 21.
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Thursday 21 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vaiomo’unga’s three-years long fight for his life, undergoing kidney dialysis in Romania, becomes critical when his visa expires in three months time, and the former rugby player has to leave the country.
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Monday 18 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 children ended their Malie Va'inga "Just Play" tournament with a parade through Nuku’alofa promoting an end to violence on Saturday, 16 December.
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Thursday 14 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completed upgrading of Teufaiva Stadium's field was marked with the cutting of ribbons by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Sarah Walsh and Tonga’s Caretaker PM Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva on 13 December 2017.
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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) will suspend Tahiti for political interference in Tahitian sporting bodies, following the completion of the 2017 Mini Games in Vanuatu this Friday 15 December. The suspension was announced by PGC president Vidya Lakhan yesterday 11 December at a press conference in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
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Wednesday 13 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Legal action against Tonga for withdrawing from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games has been given full support by members of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) General Assembly at a meeting held last Sunday 10 December, in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The PGC has instructed its legal counsel in Tonga to proceed with an action for damages, which may amount to millions.
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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Tonga’s national 7s and tennis teams have won bronze medals at the 2017 Vanuatu Mini-Games.
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Saturday 9 December 2017

Canberra, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga star hooker Siliva Havili has been signed by the Canberra Raiders on a one-year-deal. The Auckland born 24-year-old was instrumental in Tonga’s success at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, setting up numerous plays and scoring a try against England.
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Friday 8 December 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Finetu’ui Moala won Gold for Tonga in judo in the men's 100kg division at the Pacific Mini Games 2017, in Vanuatu on December 8.
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Wednesday 6 December 2017

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga Under 20s rugby team scored a last minute try to force a draw against Fiji 26 – 26 in the final of the Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy on Saturday 2 December in Suva, Fiji. To the dismay of Tongan fans, the game did not go to extra-time after the draw, with the Fiji U20s being declared winners of the Trophy as a result of scoring more tries in accordance to the competition rules.
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Friday 1 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of Tongans flocked to Nuku’alofa on Wednesday 29 November to greet the Mate Ma’a Tonga team who returned to Tonga from their Rugby League world cup campaign in Australia. The players were carried on top of trucks through the Nuku’alofa CBD in a colorful float parade.
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