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Saturday 21 October 2017
Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga defeated a gutsy Italian team in an error-ridden game last night 20 October, at Innisfield, Queensland, Australia. Italy trailed 10 – 6 at half time, and their only try was scored from an interception. Konrad Hurrell scored the first try of the game for Tonga within four minutes after kick-off.
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Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Super Rugby Champion flyhalf Richie Mo'unga (of Tongan descent) is officially now an All Black after being named in the All Blacks squad to play the Wallabies this Saturday 21 October in Brisbane.
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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rugby Union has announced the ‘Ikale Tahi Team to tour Europe next month. Siale Piutau will captain the side with Toutai Kefu as head coach. Debuting players include Sione Vailanu and Shinnosuke Tuumotooa.
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Monday 16 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga players paraded through Nuku’alofa on Saturday, waving to cheering crowds and taking selfies with excited fans.
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Friday 13 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga players were in a jovial mood at their first training session together at Pangai Lahi today, 13 October, in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
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Friday 13 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Playing for their families, people and the little island of Tonga is the pride and passion that motivates the Mate Ma’a Tonga players to give their all in their 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign, later this month.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over-joyed fans welcomed rugby league players arriving to join Mate Ma’a Tonga team, at Fua’amotu International Airport on October 11, ahead of their 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign, later this month. More players will arrive tonight from Australia. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga is scheduled to play Italy next Friday 20 October in Queensland, Australia. The Italians have confirmed their lineup with a number of notable NRL players such as Mark Minichiello, Terry Campese, James Tedesco, Paul Vaughan and Josh Mantellato. Tonga last played Italy at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, winning 16 – 0.
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Friday 6 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Kingdom Sevens Rugby Tournament is underway with 16 men and seven women’s teams taking part in the competition over two days, 6 and 7 October.
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Friday 6 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s swim team members set new national records for Tonga while competing at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, held from 17 - 27 September.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Rugby League star Jason Taumalolo decided to play for Tonga because he felt a duty to “give back”, he said yesterday. His statement comes in the wake of media reports accusing Taumalolo of snubbing the New Zealand Rugby League team because of a rumoured disagreement with the team’s coach David Kidwell.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga team list for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, was officially announced today. It includes Jason Taumalolo, Andrew Fifita and Michael Jennings.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Andrew Fifita has withdrawn from the Australian Rugby League team and will join the Mate Ma'a Tonga, it was confirmed today.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Palmerston North, New Zealand
The Tonga Schools were defeated 33 – 19 by the New Zealand Schools Barbarians in physical encounter in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The game was played last Friday, 28 September.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Rugby League team has been announced for the upcoming 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The team includes two former Mate Ma’a Tonga players, Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks) and Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm). A third player of Tongan descent in the squad is Tyson Lomano Frizell (St. George Illawarra Dragons).
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Friday 29 September 2017

Sydney, Australia
Australian Rugby League player, Simaima Taufa (of Tongan descent), has won the prestigious 'Dally M Female Player of the Year' award. The 23-year-old picked up her award at an annual event that honours the best Rugby League players in Australia.
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Thursday 28 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) officially launched the “OFC Education Centre” at the Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Veitongo on Saturday 23 September. The education centre is being piloted in Tonga and the Cook Islands.
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Wednesday 27 September 2017

Benidorm, Spain
An Australia boxer of Tongan heritage, Justis Huni, has recently won gold at two major world amateur boxing tournaments held in Turkey and Spain. The 18-year-old dominated the super heavyweight divisions (+91kg) of the competitions held this month.
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Thursday 21 September 2017

Leicester, United Kingdom
‘Ikale Tahi star fullback Atieli Pakalani has been signed by top English rugby club, Leicester Tigers. He joins three other Tongan internationals signed by the club; Telusa Veainu, Sione Kalamafoni and Valentino Mapapalangi.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
A top English Rugby League club, the Huddersfield Giants, have honoured one of their prop forwards Sebastine Ikahihifo with three Player of the Year awards.
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