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Saturday 1 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi defeated Manu Samoa 30 – 26 today at Teufaiva Stadium, winning their first home game in Tonga since 2009. The dramatic encounter saw a thrilling end with the ‘Ikale Tahi preventing a Samoan try during extra-time to win the game. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Eleanor Gee.
Friday 30 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s ‘Ikale Tahi and the Manu Samoa meet on Saturday, July 1 at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium, in what should be a tough match for both sides, but many "Ikale Tahi players are fulfilling a dream of playing a test match at home.
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Friday 30 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Team for this Saturday’s matchup against the Manu Samoa was officially announced. Siale Piutau will captain the team for the match that kicks off at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa at 3:00pm.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan rugby exports to Romania, helped secured a big win for Romania in a test match against Canada over the weekend. Tongan born winger Tangimana Fonovai scored two tries for his adopted country, resulting in a 25 – 9 victory over the Canadians.
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Friday 16 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Wales have defeated the ‘Ikale Tahi with a convincing score line 24 -6 at Eden Park in Auckland tonight, June 16.
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Friday 16 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans will be crowding around their televisions and radios this evening for live broadcasts as the national rugby team 'Ikale Tahi faces Wales at 6:30pm Tongan time, in a match at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Nuku'alofa work places today were full of red-dressed supporters.
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Thursday 15 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to King Tupou VI signed by 11,366 signatories was presented by TASANOC on Thursday, June 15 in Nuku’alofa seeking the reversal of the Government of Tonga’s decision to cancel the country’s hosting of the Pacific Games 2019.
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Sunday 11 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 50.8kg sailfish caught by Rehan Razak on the Hustle and Flow was the heaviest fish caught during a two-days fishing tournament, June 3-5 run by the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017

Nadi, Fiji
Tongan brothers, Semisi (19) and Matavao Fanguna (20) have won the Open Mens Tennis Doubles against Tahiti in the Fiji Tattslotto Open Tennis Championships 2017 held in Denarau, 24 – 28 May.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$55 million pa'anga in aid funds from China, as well as $2 million from Australia and $1.9 million from New Zealand to improve and build new sporting facilities in Tonga will be honoured, even though the government has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, and Papua New Guinea has pulled its support.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
The Pacific Games Council CEO Laurent Cassier, told Matangi Tonga this evening that “as far as we are concerned the projects are still ongoing”. The Pacific Games Council has not received any confirmation from the Tongan Government regarding the cancellation of their hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games as stated by Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva during a radio interview in New Zealand two days ago.
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Thursday 11 May 2017

Florida, USA
Steve Tu’ikolovatu, defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has revealed that he and his wife once lived out of a SUV, a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, near a beach in California for two months.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cambelltown, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga front-rower, Leilani Latu, has opened-up about the tears he shed while waiting in the entrance tunnel of Cambelltown Stadium and during the Tongan national anthem at last weekend’s Pacific Test thriller in Australia.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cardiff, Wales
Wales has announced its 32-man squad to play Tonga and Samoa next month. Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts (30) will captain the Welsh side under the direction of head coach Robin McBryde. Wales is scheduled to play Tonga on Friday 16th June at Eden Park in Auckland.
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Monday 8 May 2017

San Francisco, USA.
Tongan-raised Pita Taumoepenu of Pea, has been drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He is among three football players of Tongan descent who were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft on April 27 – 29. The two others are Stevie Tuikolovatu from Utah and Sam Tevi from Texas.
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Sunday 7 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby League's Mate Ma’a Tonga have pulled off a stunning victory against Fiji Bati with a match-winning try scored by Leilani Latu only three minutes before full-time in a Pacific Test in Campbelltown, NSW, on Saturday. Tonga defeated Fiji 26 – 24.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-year-old Sione Vea of the Toloa Old Boys Rugby Club is the only domestic player in the Mate Ma’a Tonga team to face Fiji tomorrow. His selection is part of a development resolve to ensure domestic representation in the Mate Ma’a Tonga team. If Tonga were to dominate Fiji Bati, Sione Vea could get some playing time and a chance to shine.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Auckland. New Zealand
Tomorrow evening, Manu Vatuvei will put on the red jersey of Tonga for the first time and represent the country of his heritage. Vatuvei’s decision to play for the Mate Ma’a Tonga is a long time coming for many Tongan fans, who eagerly await to see him perform the Sipi Tau against the Fiji Bati.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
American Football is attracting Tongan Women in Australia. This coming June, four women of Tongan descent will represent Australia at the 2017 American Football World Cup (IFAF World Championship) in Canada.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manu Vatuvei has been named in the Mate Ma’a Tonga squad to play Fiji Bati this Saturday, May 6. He has never represented Tonga before and is set to make his debut alongside Will Hopoate.
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