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Monday 18 June 2018

Uaine Fa Jnr. will go to battle with Mexico’s champion fighter Luis Pascual this Friday 22 June in Auckland, New Zealand. Fa was originally scheduled to fight Ghanaian boxer Richard Lartey.
Thursday 10 May 2018

Queensland, Australia
Tyron Senituli of Brisbane, broke the Australian powerlifting records for bench press and squat at the North Queensland Games last Saturday 5 May.
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Tuesday 17 April 2018

Gold Coast, Australia
Commonwealth weightlifting gold medallist David Liti (of Tongan descent) was awarded the David Dixon Award for his sportsmanship in assisting a fellow injured weightlifter Lauititi Lui of Samoa. The David Dixon Award is a four-yearly award given to the outstanding athlete of each Commonwealth Games, based on their performance at the event, fair play, and overall contribution to their team's participation at the Commonwealth Games.
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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Woman boxer Magan Maka will be Tonga’s flag bearer at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia next month. TASANOC announced yesterday that the 24-year-old will lead Tonga’s team of 13 athletes in the parade of nations on 15 April. The announcement comes a week after Government banned women's boxing from public schools.
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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Melbourne, Australia
Wallaby lock forward Adam Coleman will captain the Melbourne Rebels for the 2018 Super Rugby season. Coleman’s father is Pau’u Afeaki – who captained the 1983 ‘Ikale Tahi team.
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Thursday 1 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mahe Fonua has returned to Australia from England to play for the West Tigers in the NRL Premiership. Fonua had been in England for the last two years, playing for Hull F.C in the Super League competition.
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Thursday 1 February 2018

Otago, New Zealand
Former All Black, Pita Alatini, will play for the Otago Highlander’s Tens team at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens tournament next Friday, February 9. The team will be coached by another former All Black, Aaron Mauger.
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Thursday 1 February 2018

Sydney, Australia
The Canterbury Bulldogs have signed Mosese Suli to play for three seasons in the NRL Premiership. The 19-year-old played for the Mate Ma’a Tonga in May last year against Fiji Bati.
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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Minnesota, United States
Halapoulivaati Vaitai of the Philadelphia Eagles and Harvey Langi of the New England Patriots, will vie for a Super Bowl ring when their teams clash in Super Bowl LII on February 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Eagles are expected to name Vaitai as a starting tackle while Langi sits on the Patriot’s injury list since surviving a serious car crash in October last year.
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Thursday 18 January 2018

Bath, England
English rugby club, Bath Rugby, yesterday signed ‘Ikale Tahi winger Cooper Vuna for one season in the Aviva Premiership. The 30-year-old played for the ‘Ikale Tahi last year against Manu Samoa and Fiji.
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Friday 12 January 2018

Gold Coast, Australia
The Gold Coast Titans have signed 18 -year-old Moeaki Fotuaika on a 4-year deal. The deal extends Fotuaika’s current 2-year contract.
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Thursday 11 January 2018

Tokyo, Japan
Japan’s Super Rugby team, the Sunwolves have announced the addition of Hosea Saumaki for their Super Rugby campaign this year. The 25-year-old Tongan born winger is being dubbed ‘Tongan Gozilla’ by the Japanese media with comparisons to Julian Savea and Nemani Nadolo,
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Wednesday 10 January 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah
An American professional Rugby club, the Utah Warriors, have signed Tongan rugby legend and ‘Ikale Tahi all-time leading try scorer Fetu’u Vainikolo to their ranks. The Utah Warriors announced the signing last Friday 5 January.
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Friday 5 January 2018

London, England
English club, Saracens, have signed Sione Vailanu for on an 18-month deal to begin in 2018. The 22-year-old backrower debuted for Tonga against Japan and Romania in November. Vailanu recently played Sevens Rugby in Japan.
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Thursday 21 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vaiomo’unga’s three-years long fight for his life, undergoing kidney dialysis in Romania, becomes critical when his visa expires in three months time, and the former rugby player has to leave the country.
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Sunday 12 November 2017

Cleveland, United States
Junior Fa (aka Uaine Fa) has earned his 13th win via a first-round knockout. His American opponent, Fred Latham, was an undefeated US fighter with nine wins on his record. The fight took place in the United States in Cleveland 10 November.
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Saturday 11 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Top English rugby club Leicester Tigers, have signed Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau on a 2½ year contract, to begin in December this year 2017. The 32-year-old Australian born Tongan last month helped the Wallabies defeat the All Blacks 23 – 18.
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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan heavyweight boxing prospect Junior Fa (Uaine Fa Jnr.) is scheduled to fight in the United States on 10 November in the City of Cleveland. He will face an undefeated U.S boxer, Fred Latham of Pittsburgh, who boasts a record of 9 wins and 2 draws.
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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
New England Patriots line-backer Harvey Langi and his wife survived a near-fatal car crash in Massachusetts on Friday night 17 October, which resulted in the injured couple rushed to hospital. Harvey’s wife Cassidy Langi stated on twitter on Monday “Thanks to everyone for the love and support! We are both focused on recovering from this.”
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Monday 16 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga players paraded through Nuku’alofa on Saturday, waving to cheering crowds and taking selfies with excited fans.
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