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Monday 21 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi survived a spirited comeback to overcome the United States 20 – 17 in the Spanish city of San Sebastian on Saturday November 19.
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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kotoni Ale (26) who recovered from a shocking leg injury is the latest to join the ‘Ikale Tahi Squad on their November European Tour, where they will play three test matches against Spain, USA and Italy.
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Monday 31 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Valerie Kasanita Adams, a two–time Olympic gold medalist arrived in Tonga on Monday, October 31 on her first assignment in her role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle and sports participation in the Pacific.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shot Put champion Valerie Adams will visit Nuku’alofa next week promoting healthy lifestyles and sports participation as part of her newly appointed role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador.
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Friday 21 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Women's Sevens Team for next month's Oceania Sevens Championship in Fiji was named today, captained by 'Eseta Vi. The team received training shirts and equipment from a local sponsor TCC.
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Tuesday 18 October 2016

Queensland, Australia
Australian-Tongan boxer Willie “Wildbill” Nasio has successfully defended his Australian Heavyweight Title after beating an experienced fighter Hunter Sam who retired in the fourth round of the championship bout earlier this month October 7, in Broadbeach, Queensland.
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Monday 17 October 2016

Perth, Australia
Soa “The Hulk” Palelei completed a 24-hour fitness challenge on an exercise machine, helping to raise over $15,000 (AUD) for the annual Perth Telethon in Western Australia over the weekend.
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Thursday 13 October 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Former Mate Ma’a Tonga centre Solomone Kata will debut for New Zealand this Saturday October 15 against Australia in Perth. The Vava’u born 23-year-old was the top try scorer for his NRL team the New Zealand Warriors this year, scoring 15 tries in 21 games in the 2016 NRL season. He was announced as part of the Kiwis squad last week.
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Wednesday 12 October 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand
Josh Tonga, a 10-year-old New Zealand rookie boxer, won his first official fight in the Australian National Golden Gloves in Brisbane, Queensland last month. Josh won on points as he took out his Australian opponent to win the under 40kg novice class.
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Tuesday 11 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government has not found a piece of land to build an 18-holes golf course for the 2019 Pacific Games, the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told parliament this morning, 11 October. After today’s parliamentary session, Tonga’s hosting of the 2019 appears uncertain. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Cardiff, Wales
Substandard facilities and medical cover in Tonga and Samoa have caused the Welsh Rugby Union to reconsider the destinations of their summer tour next year according to Welsh media.
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Friday 7 October 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan born New Zealander, Nailini Helu’s win of two Women’s heavyweight titles on 24 September against New Zealander kickboxer, Ange Davis, was short lived after a massive backlash on social media in the New Zealand Boxing Community. An appeal that was lodged after the fight declared the bout a draw.
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Thursday 6 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) today named Siale Piutau as Captain to lead the 30 man 'Ikale Tahi squad to tour Europe next month playing three test matches in Spain and Italy.
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Friday 23 September 2016

Sydney, Australia
Velocity Trade Tonga Schools Rugby Team completed a successful tour of New South Wales, Australia, competing in three matches against NSW Catholic Combined Colleges, NSW Combined High Schools and BMW Australian Schools Barbarians, coming away with two wins and a loss.
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Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Surprise! Pita Taufatofua was not carrying Tonga’s flag at the Closing Ceremony of Rio 2016 this afternoon, instead he made a brief appearance on stage, oiled up and ready to party, much to the delight of his fans. The media were looking out for him. Here’s what some had to say:
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Wednesday 17 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A foul-mouthed rant on social media by Tongan Olympic Team member Amini Fonua over the last week has spun out of control with the athlete at Rio baring his buttocks for a shared photograph.
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Sunday 14 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fiji Sevens victorious gold medal win and defining moment in Olympic history showcases a real display of what can be achieved for all Pacific Islanders, in particular our young Tongan men and women. - Chris Chapman
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Friday 12 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tributes and congratulations were flowing on social media today for the fantastic Fiji Rugby 7s team after their Olympic Gold Medal win at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic this morning (Tonga time) as the Fijians made headlines around the world.
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Friday 12 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In an increasingly globalized world where people are citizens of more than one country, representation by athletes at nationalistic sporting events such as the Olympic Games is really made up of a fusion of international talent regardless of what flag they walk under.
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Saturday 6 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Olympic flag bearer Pita Taufatofua became an instant internet sensation when he walked into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics today [noon-4:00pm Tonga time] dressed like a Tongan dancer glistening with oil. Pita's attracted a lot of attention for Tonga and also for his sport Taekwondo. After this he's sure to win some modelling contracts as the hottest man today in a town that's known for its appreciation of the body beautiful. Here's what Twitter and the news media are talking about:
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