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Thursday 8 November 2018

Bordeaux, France
The ‘Ikale Tahi team to face the French Barbarians on 10 November in Bordeaux, France, was announced this morning.
Tuesday 6 November 2018

Christchurch, New Zealand
The Canterbury Crusaders have enlisted 18-year-old Leicester Fainga‘anuku to play in the 2019 Super Rugby season. Leicester recently played as an outside back for the Tasman Makos in New Zealand’s Mitre 10 competition, and represented New Zealand at the Under-20s World Cup in June this year where New Zealand finished in fourth place.
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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan International and former student of Tonga College ‘Atele, Ata‘ata Moekiola, will debut for the Waikato Chiefs in the 2019 Super Rugby Season.
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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Doncaster, England
‘Ikale Tahi fly-half Kurt Morath is travelling to England to play for the Doncaster Knights on a two-year contract. He leaves the United States where he has been playing professional rugby since 2016.
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Monday 28 May 2018

Dunedin, New Zealand
Rugby New Zealand has offered a professional contract of $40,000 - $45,000 to 20-year-old Kilisitina Moata’ane of Dunedin, Otago. Moata’ane was one of 28 female rugby players in New Zealand to be awarded professional rugby contracts last week. She previously played for the Tonga Women’s National Rugby League team.
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Friday 25 May 2018

Glasgow, Scotland
Scottish rugby club, the Glasgow Warriors, have signed David Tameilau (28) on a two year deal. The American loose forward of Tongan descent hails from Redwood City, California.
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Monday 21 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The All Blacks have recruited former Tonga Under-20s and current Otago Highlander’s lock Shannon Frizell. The 24-year-old was named in the All Blacks team list that was announced on Saturday 19 May, three weeks ahead of the All Blacks test match against France on 9 June. Shannon is the brother of NRL star Tyson Frizell.
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Monday 5 February 2018

West Yorkshire, England
Fuifui Moimoi scored his first Rugby Union try for English club, the Bradford & Bingley Bees on Saturday 3 February. The Bees announced in a match report that Moimoi made his debut for the club on 27 January and plays in the center position.
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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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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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Monday 20 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan’s Brave Blossoms defeated the ‘Ikale Tahi 39 – 6 on November 18 in Toulouse, France. The Brave Blossoms ran in five tries and successfully prevented the ‘Ikale Tahi from scoring any tries.
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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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Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Super Rugby Champion flyhalf Richie Mo'unga (of Tongan descent) is officially now an All Black after being named in the All Blacks squad to play the Wallabies this Saturday 21 October in Brisbane.
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Thursday 21 September 2017

Leicester, United Kingdom
‘Ikale Tahi star fullback Atieli Pakalani has been signed by top English rugby club, Leicester Tigers. He joins three other Tongan internationals signed by the club; Telusa Veainu, Sione Kalamafoni and Valentino Mapapalangi.
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