Siua Maile, a roofer by trade, who got a late call-up for Tonga’s Ikale Tahi team at the Rugby World Cup, has been rewarded with an opportunity to play professional rugby in the United States.
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Results for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Friday 8 November 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand
Monday 14 October 2019
The ‘Ikale Tahi finished their Rugby World Cup campaign on a positive note with a 31 – 19 victory over the United States at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka, Japan on Sunday. In a scrappy contest, the ‘Ikale Tahi came close to scoring numerous tries that were botched by tackles and over-thrown passes.
Saturday 5 October 2019
Two changes have been made to the ‘ikale Tahi team that faced Argentina last weekend, as they prepare to play France tomorrow, Sunday 28 September, in Kumamoto, Japan.
Sunday 25 November 2018
A test match will take place in Hamilton between the ‘Ikale Tahi and World Cup favourites the All Blacks next year on 7 September, two weeks before the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew said New Zealanders admire the way Tongan supporters get behind their team.
Monday 27 June 2016
Tonga’s Ikale Tahi lost its last game in the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) on Saturday to a determined Samoa going down 30-10 in Apia, Samoa. The loss puts Fiji and Samoa in leading contention for the two direct qualifying spots available for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.