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Wednesday 4 December 2019

Sydney, Australia
Israel Folau's bitter legal dispute with Rugby Australia is over, with both parties announcing that they have reached a confidential agreement, in a joint statement released today 4 December.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Cardiff, Wales
Incoming Wales coach Wayne Pivac has named New Zealand born centre Willis Halaholo in a 35-man team to face the Barbarians this Saturday 30 November in Wales. If he is fielded, Willis Halaholo will be the second Welsh International of Tongan Heritage after Taulupe Faletau.
Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After being forced to withdraw from the 2019 Oceania Rugby Women's Championship in Fiji due to health reasons, the World Rugby have decided to give “a fair go” to Tonga’s women’s rugby team and schedule new games set for early next year.
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Monday 18 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A rugby union game scheduled between Tonga Women’s XV team and Australia today, 18 November, in Fiji, has been cancelled after Fijian health officials reported yesterday that a Tongan player displayed symptoms of measles.
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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Otago Highlanders have signed ‘Ikale Tahi loose forward Zane “The Train” Kapeli for the 2020 Super Rugby season.
Friday 8 November 2019

Christchurch, New Zealand
Siua Maile, a roofer by trade, who got a late call-up for Tonga’s Ikale Tahi team at the Rugby World Cup, has been rewarded with an opportunity to play professional rugby in the United States.
Saturday 2 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Invitational XIII team that defeated the British Lion last week, remains largely unchanged with only one replacement in the form of 'Ata Hingano who takes over Fanatesi Niu’s position in tonight's test match against Australia at Mount Eden Stadium, Auckland. Hingano returns as halfback after recovering from a shoulder injury that resulted in him sitting out last weekend’s test match against the British Lions.
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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wallaby prop Sekope Kepu has officially retired from international rugby following his team’s defeat to England and exit from the 2019 Rugby World Cup over the weekend. The 33-year-old announced last month that he would retire at the conclusion of Australia’s World Cup campaign and is set to move to England, where he will play for London Irish in England’s Gallagher Premiership.
Friday 18 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Mate Ma’a Tonga back Solomone Kata is switching codes, signing a three-year contract with the Plus500 Brumbies. It marks an end to Kata’s five year NRL career in which he played for the New Zealand Warriors.
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Thursday 17 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ikale Tahi hooker Paula Ngauamo is being forced to miss seven games for his French club Agen as punishment by the World Rugby for kicking the head of an opponent during the Tonga’s final match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup against the United States last weekend.
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Monday 14 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi finished their Rugby World Cup campaign on a positive note with a 31 – 19 victory over the United States at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka, Japan on Sunday. In a scrappy contest, the ‘Ikale Tahi came close to scoring numerous tries that were botched by tackles and over-thrown passes.
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Friday 11 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will play their final game of the World Cup against the United States this weekend, on sunday 13 October.
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Monday 7 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi showed their ‘never give up’ attitude as they fell short of repeating a World Cup upset against France 23 – 21. No dent appeared in the ‘Ikale Tahi’s unwavering commitment to winning despite already having lost their quarter-final bid after being defeated by England and Argentina. By Finau Fonua
Saturday 5 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two changes have been made to the ‘ikale Tahi team that faced Argentina last weekend, as they prepare to play France tomorrow, Sunday 28 September, in Kumamoto, Japan.
Monday 16 September 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
On 22 September, Tonga’s national rugby team, the ‘Ikale Tahi, will play England – the world’s largest rugby nation – in their first game of the 2019 World Cup. The Kingdom of Tonga is the competition’s smallest nation, officially registering just under a thousand rugby players compared to England, which registers nearly two million. By Finau Fonua.
Monday 9 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi have two weeks to drastically improve their form, after a disappointing 92 – 7 loss against the All Blacks, before they face their first World Cup adversary England on 22 September.
Friday 6 September 2019

Hamilton, New Zealand
Siale Piutau will lead Tonga's World Cup team against the All Blacks at the FMG Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand tomorrow 7 September.
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Friday 30 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A heavy ‘warm up’ game is expected by both the ‘Ikale Tahi and Flying Fijians at Eden Park stadium in Auckland, ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup next month. Fiji coach John McKee stated this week that he had told his players to “stand up” against the physicality of the ‘Ikale Tahi.
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Saturday 24 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi team put off a tough Western Force outfit securing the game in very wet conditions with a 19-15 win at Teufaiva Stadium today, 24 August.
Saturday 24 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Last minute, below-the-belt fees imposed on local journalists for so-called “media rights” to cover the 'Ikale Tahi's home rugby match at the Teufaiva Stadium tomorrow, will further deplete the waning popularity of Rugby Union in Tonga. By Pesi Fonua.
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