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Tonga rugby to host Italy, Spain and Fiji matches this year

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

'Ikale Tahi captain, Sonatane Takulua leads a Sipi Tau at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa. 10 August 2023. Photo: Matangi Tonga.

By Tupou Vaipulu Jr

'Ikale Tahi will have a home advantage when they take on Italy, Spain and Fiji later this year, in three confirmed matches that will be hosted by Tonga at Teufaiva Stadium in Tongatapu.

A spokesperson from Tonga Rugby Union told Matangi Tonga that Tonga expects to host five internationals. however World Rugby has confirmed only three games, to date.

The first two games will be test matches against Italy and Spain in July. The Ikale Tahi will also be taking on Fiji in September, as they compete for the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC).

2024 Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa
12 July- Tonga v Italy
19 July- Tonga v Spain
6 September- Tonga v Fiji