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Thursday 5 April 2018

Canberra, Australia
ACT Brumbies back-rower Lachlan McCaffrey will visit Tonga on April 30 to assist with coaching clinics in various communities and give away rugby kits.
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Saturday 31 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Russia's Rugby administration has formally requested that the World Rugby investigate the eligibility of a Tongan born Romanian Rugby player, Sione Faka’osilea. Russia lost a World Cup qualifying match to Romania earlier this month, a game in which Faka’osilea was fielded.
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Monday 19 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga A suffered a depressing 57 – 7 loss to the Fiji Warriors in the last round of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge tournament on Saturday 17 March in Suva, Fiji. The Fiji Warriors were declared champions, having secured decisive victories over all their opponents including Samoa (33 – 21) and Junior Japan (28 – 3).
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Thursday 8 March 2018

Cardiff, Wales
Tongan born Welsh Number 8, Taulupe Faletau, will captain Wales against Italy this weekend in the Six Nations Championship. The 27-year-old has 70 caps for Wales and is widely considered to be the best Number 8 in the world.
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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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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

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 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 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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Wednesday 6 December 2017

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga Under 20s rugby team scored a last minute try to force a draw against Fiji 26 – 26 in the final of the Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy on Saturday 2 December in Suva, Fiji. To the dismay of Tongan fans, the game did not go to extra-time after the draw, with the Fiji U20s being declared winners of the Trophy as a result of scoring more tries in accordance to the competition rules.
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Monday 27 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's ‘Ikale Tahi defeated Romania on November 25 in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. The game is the last fixture of the ‘Ikale Tahi’s end-of-year tour to Europe.
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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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Thursday 16 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will face Japan’s “Brave Blossoms” this Saturday 18 November in Toulouse, France.
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Tuesday 14 November 2017

Limerick, Ireland
The ‘Ikale Tahi narrowly lost to the Barbarians 27 – 24 in Limerick, Ireland on 11 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 7 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will face a power packed Barbarians team this weekend 10 November in Limerick, Ireland (11 November in Tonga). The Barbarians played the All Blacks last Saturday 7 November at Twickenham Stadium in England, losing 22 – 31 although the Barbarians were ahead 17 – 10 at halftime.
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Monday 30 October 2017

Rugby Union
Australian Wallabies star fullback Israel Folau was awarded the prestigious John Eales Medal at an Australian Rugby Awards ceremony in Sydney, on Friday October 27. The annual award recognises the best Rugby Union players in Australia. The 28-year-old was the top try-scorer for this year’s 2017 Rugby Championship, scoring five tries in six games.
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