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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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Friday 23 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Star rugby players, George Smith, Nili Latu, and Hosea Saumaki, will take the field with local players in tomorrow’s curtain raiser match between the Barbarians and the President’s XV before the ‘Ikale Tahi team take on the Western Force at Teufaiva Stadium.
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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia’s Western Force rugby team were out training today at Tupou College (Toloa) as part of their preparation leading up to Saturday’s game against the ‘Ikale Tahi in Tonga.
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Sunday 4 August 2019

Higashiōsaka, Japan
The ‘Ikale Tahi suffered a crushing 41 – 7 defeat to Japan’s Brave Blossoms yesterday on Saturday night in Higashiōsaka, Japan in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup 2019.
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Friday 2 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will face Japan this Saturday 3 August, in Higashiōsaka, Japan, in the second round of the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup. Kick off time is 19.10pm in Japan (23:10pm Tonga time).
Thursday 25 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team to play Manu Samoa in the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup Tournament was announced on 24 July, by the coach, Toutai Kefu.
Thursday 23 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fijian and the Samoan Rugby Unions are now members of the World Rugby Council, the Chairman of the World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont announced on 23 May at the World Rugby headquarter, Dublin, Ireland.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's HMAF women's rugby team held off an Australian Defence Force team to beat them 5-0 in a rugby union match at the Tupou College sports ground on Saturday 11 May.
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