Mate Ma’a Tonga veteran prop Sam Moa joined Israel Folau in standing during a pre-kick-off kneeling ritual in their Super League team’s (Catalan Dragons) clash against the Castleford Tigers on Saturday 8 August.
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Tuesday 11 August 2020
Monday 3 August 2020
Israel Folau has become the target of social media backlash for being the only player not to participate in a pre-kickoff ‘kneel down’ (to show solidarity with “Black Lives Matter”) in round three of the Super League tournament yesterday 2 August, where Folau’s team the Catalan Dragons suffered a heavy defeat to the St Helen Saints 34 – 6. The kneel down ritual was organized by Super League players to show solidarity with “Black Lives Matter” – a controversial activist movement in the United States that protests police brutality and racial profiling against African Americans. Public opinion is mixed over the movement with critics accusing it of promoting riots.
Friday 7 February 2020
The Super League board has announced that it will put measures in place to stop future controversial signings, specifically pointing out last month's Catalan Dragon’s signing of Israel Folau.
Saturday 1 February 2020
Super League Chairman Robert Elstone is publicly expressing his disapproval of the Catalan Dragon’s decision to sign Israel Folau. In a joint statement with England’s Rugby Football League (RFL), Elstone said that there was widespread disappointment in the Catalan Dragons.
Thursday 30 January 2020
Former Wallaby Israel Folau is set to make a dramatic return to rugby league after signing a 1-year contract with French Super League club, the Catalan Dragons, on Tuesday 28 January. The Catalan Dragons roster includes Tongan players Sam Moa and Samisoni Langi.
Thursday 23 January 2020
Tongan rugby league prospect, Leilani Latu, is heading to England to play for the Warrington Wolves in the Super League competition on a two-year contract that ends in November 2021. He joins fellow Tongans Ben Murdoch-Masila and Sitaleki Akauola, who are on the Warrington Wolves roster.
Thursday 18 April 2019
Hull, England, United Kingdom
The coach and players of English Super League club, Hull Football Club, have commended the service contributed by their winger Fetuli Talanoa (31) who announced his retirement from the club last Tuesday 9 April.
Friday 1 February 2019
Mate Ma’a Tonga players, Konrad Hurrell and Tui Lolohea have been named in the starting line-up for their first Super League game this weekend after signing with Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club in the UK.
Friday 21 September 2018
Mate Ma’a Tonga’s veteran captain Sika Manu will miss out on Tonga’s historic rugby league showdown with Australia, after being ruled out with a knee injury by his Super League club Hull FC in England.