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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$55 million pa'anga in aid funds from China, as well as $2 million from Australia and $1.9 million from New Zealand to improve and build new sporting facilities in Tonga will be honoured, even though the government has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, and Papua New Guinea has pulled its support.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Cabinet has ordered the cancellation of Tonga’s hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games today as the contract was between government and the Pacific Games Council. They stated that the reason for cancelling the hosting of the Games in Tonga is based on an old IMF Report in 2013 where it is reported that Tonga’s deficit will widen considerably.
Wednesday 17 May 2017

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea has pulled its support for the hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga after Prime Minister, Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva announced the Kingdom’s withdrawal. PNG Sports and APEC Minister, Justin Tkatchenko told PNG Post Courier media that he was not surprised to hear that Tonga is pulling out of hosting the games.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government does not have the right to cancel hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, said Lord Sevele, chairman and CEO of the 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee. “It is a prerogative of the Tonga Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee TASANOC and the Pacific Games Council, not Government (Tongan Government),” he told Matangi Tonga today.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has, in an abrupt turnaround, said in a radio interview today that Tonga will not host the Pacific Games 2019. His statement comes just days after confirming last week that the games were on.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cambelltown, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga front-rower, Leilani Latu, has opened-up about the tears he shed while waiting in the entrance tunnel of Cambelltown Stadium and during the Tongan national anthem at last weekend’s Pacific Test thriller in Australia.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cardiff, Wales
Wales has announced its 32-man squad to play Tonga and Samoa next month. Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts (30) will captain the Welsh side under the direction of head coach Robin McBryde. Wales is scheduled to play Tonga on Friday 16th June at Eden Park in Auckland.
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Monday 8 May 2017

San Francisco, USA.
Tongan-raised Pita Taumoepenu of Pea, has been drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He is among three football players of Tongan descent who were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft on April 27 – 29. The two others are Stevie Tuikolovatu from Utah and Sam Tevi from Texas.
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Sunday 7 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby League's Mate Ma’a Tonga have pulled off a stunning victory against Fiji Bati with a match-winning try scored by Leilani Latu only three minutes before full-time in a Pacific Test in Campbelltown, NSW, on Saturday. Tonga defeated Fiji 26 – 24.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-year-old Sione Vea of the Toloa Old Boys Rugby Club is the only domestic player in the Mate Ma’a Tonga team to face Fiji tomorrow. His selection is part of a development resolve to ensure domestic representation in the Mate Ma’a Tonga team. If Tonga were to dominate Fiji Bati, Sione Vea could get some playing time and a chance to shine.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Auckland. New Zealand
Tomorrow evening, Manu Vatuvei will put on the red jersey of Tonga for the first time and represent the country of his heritage. Vatuvei’s decision to play for the Mate Ma’a Tonga is a long time coming for many Tongan fans, who eagerly await to see him perform the Sipi Tau against the Fiji Bati.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
American Football is attracting Tongan Women in Australia. This coming June, four women of Tongan descent will represent Australia at the 2017 American Football World Cup (IFAF World Championship) in Canada.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College has again won the 93rd Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition held on April 25-28, at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manu Vatuvei has been named in the Mate Ma’a Tonga squad to play Fiji Bati this Saturday, May 6. He has never represented Tonga before and is set to make his debut alongside Will Hopoate.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Suva, Fiji
Fiji Bati has announced its 19-man line-up for this Saturday’s rugby league Pacific Test match against Tonga.
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Monday 1 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga has announced it’s squad for this Saturday’s highly anticipated Pacific Test against Fiji Bati in Campbelltown, NSW. Fiji Bati has not yet announced it’s lineup.
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Saturday 29 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official medal tally for Tonga's 93rd Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition 2017 was held back on Friday for final approval by an official sports committee, to be released to the public some time next week.
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Friday 28 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga won a gold and two silver medals, in the heavy-weight categories at the 2017 Oceania Judo Championships this afternoon. Ineti Felemi won gold and Fungataau Mafi won silver in the women’s over 78kg; while Finetuui Moala won silver in the men's over 100kg, at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium, April 28.
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Friday 28 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Judo as sport helps children "grow in an atmosphere of discipline, accountability and good health," Tonga's King Tupou VI said in opening the 2017 Oceania Judo Union Championships on Friday, April 28 at the ‘Atele Indoor Stadium as the King noted the benefits of sports for youth in the Pacific.
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Friday 21 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2017 Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition will be held at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium for four-days starting on April 25-28. Work had already begun at the stadium to put in an irrigation system to lift the field up to standard for the upcoming Pacific Games.
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