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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Sumo Federation is starting off the 21st Century with a big bang. Two young Tongan wrestlers Tevita Taufa of Nomuka and Minaminoshima Falevai of Ha‘ateiho in early January joined professional Sumo wrestling stables in Japan, and at the same time a Japanese Sumo coach, Mr Miyazaki started coaching future Tongan Sumo wrestlers in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Tokyo, Japan
Tonga came away from the second Junior Sumo World Championship that was held in Tokyo on August 19 with two medals—a silver for Kesomi ‘Aukafolau in the Open, and a Bronze for Minaminoshima Falevai, Middleweight.. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The relationship between the Tongan Rugby Union and South Africa will be further consolidated this year as more Tongans have been invited to study and to play rugby in South Africa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Classic All Blacks Tour to Tonga on April 1 was organised by a new business called the Booking Office. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King opened a new fitness centre at Haveluloto on August 13. Called ‘Inga Health and Fitness Gym, it is a business venture of Va‘inga Tuigamala, the former All Black winger, who turned professional and is now playing for the Manu Samoa. The gym has been set up in a renovated village hall. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
‘Ikale Tahi squad for 1999 Rugby World Cup announced. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
“It‘s all in the mind,” said Polutele Tu‘ihalamaka, the coach of the ‘Ikale Tahi when he was asked for a prediction on the ‘Ikale Tahi versus the All Blacks in the first round of the Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom on October 3. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rugby Union has recruited a full-time Chief Executive Of­ficer, Lisiate ‘Akolo to oversee Tonga’s participation in the 1999 Rugby World Cup. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thanks to what Rugby officials describe as a miracle, Tonga has finally qualified to participate in the 1999 Rugby World Cup after defeating South Korea 82–15 in Seoul on May 4. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Sunday 20 December 1998

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The holder of a high ranking black belt in Judo, Mrs Clare Hargrave from New Zealand came to Tonga in November toattend the opeing of the Nuku‘alof Judo and Self Defence Club. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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