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Thursday 16 January 2014
Dublin, Ireland
The International Rugby Board has decided to suspend funding to the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) until key reforms are made.
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Tuesday 10 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Team who won nine medals at the Special Olympics 2013, Asia Pacific Games last week in Australia were warmly welcomed in Nuku'alofa today with a celebratory march followed by a special ceremony attended by Crown Prince Tupouto‘a ‘Ulukalala.
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Monday 9 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Australian-Tongan professional Mixed-Martial-Arts fighter (MMA) fighter, Soa “the Hulk” Palelei, has caught the attention of MMA audiences after he knocked-out a popular American kick-boxer in an Ultimate Fighter Championship bout yesterday December 8 in Brisbane, Australia.
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Wednesday 27 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga have pulled off many upsets in the Rugby World Cup, but we have yet to see one in the cup final. The Pacific Island nations are disadvantaged in rugby, and they could drastically improve their performance on the world stage. - Andrew Joakim.
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A call by the Welsh forward coach, Shaun Edwards for referee Mike Fraser, a New Zealander, to protect the Welsh team and to clamp down on "illegal" and "over the top" tackling style of the Pacific Islanders was considered by the 'Ikale Tahi captain, Nili Latu an insult to himself and his team, as they prepare for Friday's match against Wales. (Tonga, Saturday 23 November, 8:30am).
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
Cardiff, Wales
The ‘Ikale Tahi will play the third and last game of their European tour this week, November 22 in Cardiff, Wales.
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Monday 18 November 2013
Paris, France
France has avenged its 2011 Rugby World Cup defeat to Tonga. The French scored four tries against the ‘Ikale Tahi yesterday in Paris, producing a decisive victory 38 – 18.
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Friday 15 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven players fromTonga’s Rugby League Mate Ma’a Tonga received a heroic welcome and were mobbed by hundreds of ecstatic fans this morning, at Tonga's Fua‘amotu International Airport, when they arrived home after exiting the Rugby League World Cup.
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Friday 15 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rugby Union has announced the 'Ikale Tahi team to play France in Le Havre, on Saturday 16 November, with the kick-off time at 18:00 in the Stade Oceane (Tonga time Sunday November 17, 2013 at 6:00am).
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Wednesday 13 November 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
A 48 year-old Tongan-New Zealander from Manukau City, Andrew Fifita-Lamb, has captured media attention in New Zealand after running a 150 kilometre Ultra-Marathon in homemade “jandals” for over 31 hours.
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Tuesday 12 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma‘a Tonga has closed its Rugby League World Cup campaign on a positive note, defeating pool opponents Italy yesterday with a convincing 16 – 0 score-line in Halifax, England.
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Monday 11 November 2013
Bucharest, Romania
Romania defeated Tonga's ‘Ikale Tahi yesterday in a tightly contested match, winning the game by a single point 19 – 18.
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Wednesday 6 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were cheerful scenes in Nuku’alofa this morning moments after Tonga grabbed its first victory of the Rugby League World Cup, narrowly defeating the Cook Islands 22 – 16 in Leigh, England.
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
Leigh, England
Tonga and the Cook Islands have their line-ups ready for their Rugby League World Cup clash in Leigh, England, November 5 with kickoff 8:00pm, UK time (9:00am November 6, Tonga time).
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Friday 1 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Services Rugby Union (ASRU) team is expected to arrive to Tonga on November 2 for an eleven day goodwill tour. The ASRU team is a representative rugby team for the Australian Defence Force selecting its players from personnel of the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
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Wednesday 30 October 2013
Workington, England
Nuku‘alofa was quiet this morning, after the Mate Ma‘a Tonga suffered a shock loss against Scotland in its first game of the Rugby League World Cup.
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Monday 28 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will play Scotland on October 29, in its first pool game of the Rugby League World Cup. The Mate Ma’a Tonga will come toe to toe with Scotland’s “Bravehearts” in the English city of Workington, with kick-off time 8:00pm UK time (Tonga time 9:00am, Wednesday October 30).
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Monday 14 October 2013
Gold Coast, Queensland
Tonga’s Sevens team has come out empty handed in the Gold Coast Sevens tournament, failing to secure a win in the two-day event October 12-13. New Zealand won the tournament, defeating Tasman rivals Australia 40 -19 in the finals.
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Saturday 12 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Rugby League Mate Ma’a Tonga players were paraded through Nuku’alofa today with large crowds of vocal fans by the roadside to support them.
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Monday 7 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-man 'Ikale Tahi team has been announced for next month’s November European tour.
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