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Thursday 18 April 2019

England, United Kingdom
English number 8, Billy Vunipola, received a formal warning by England’s Rugby Football Union this week in regards to a statement he posted on social media last week defending controversy embroiled wallaby Israel Folau. He also received a warning from his club, the Saracens, and was booed at during a rugby game in England’s Premiership Rugby tournament.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Sydney, Australia
Israel Folau will fight to keep his $4 million contract intact at a code of conduct hearing with Rugby Australia, expected later this month. He will face a panel of three adjudicators, whose decision will decide the fate of Folau’s rugby career in Australia.
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Friday 12 April 2019

Sydney, Australia
The CEOs of Australia Rugby (AR) and the New South Wales Rugby Union (NSWR) issued a joint statement yesterday, announcing intentions to terminate contracts with Wallaby star player Israel Folau because of a disrespectful and discriminating meme he recently shared on Instagram calling on “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators” to repent.
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Friday 7 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A bid by the Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Rugby Unions to set up a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team has failed after competition organisers decided it was not commercially viable, the Fiji Rugby Union said on Thursday.
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Monday 26 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Flying Fijians defeated France 21 – 14 on Saturday 24 November, securing a strong finish to their tour of the northern hemisphere, two weeks after suffering a huge 54 – 17 loss to Scotland.
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Sunday 25 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A test match will take place in Hamilton between the ‘Ikale Tahi and World Cup favourites the All Blacks next year on 7 September, two weeks before the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew said New Zealanders admire the way Tongan supporters get behind their team.
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Sunday 25 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi were unable to score a try against Georgia this morning, losing the final game of their Northern tour in the Georgian capital Tblisi, 20-9.
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Friday 23 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team to play Georgia at Tbilisi on Saturday (Sunday morning, Tongan time), was announced yesterday, 22 November by Coach, Toutai Kefu, Captain Sonatane Takulua and Manager, Lano Fonua.
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Thursday 22 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Rugby Council awarded full membership to the rugby unions of Fiji and Samoa on 14 November. World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said in a statement that it was a “just reward” for the two countries because of their World Cup performances and development efforts. Both Fiji and Samoa had endorsed “Mandatory Governance Principles” and rolled out reforms for good governance.
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Sunday 18 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wales ran in ten tries against the ‘Ikale Tahi this morning in Cardiff, Wales. The score was levelled 24 – 24, before a second-half surge by Wales resulted in seven unanswered tries.
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Friday 16 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team to play Wales at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff at 14.30 on Saturday 17 November was announced this morning during a Skype Press Conference with Coach, Toutai Kefu, Scrum Half Sonatane Takulua and the Manager Lano Fonua.
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Thursday 15 November 2018

Lautoka, Fiji
Tonga’s national women’s rugby union team will play Fiji tomorrow, Friday, in their opening match of the 2018 Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship in Lautoka, Fiji.
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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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Saturday 20 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi today announced their team to play Wales, Georgia and the French Barbarians in a tour of the Northern Hemisphere from 10 -24 November.
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Christchurch, New Zealand
All Blacks fullback David Havili has been re-signed by the Canterbury Crusaders until 2021. The 2017 champion super rugby club announced the re-signing yesterday.
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Canberra, Australia
‘Ikale Tahi prop Vunipola Fifita has signed with the ACT Brumbies for the 2019 Super Rugby Season.
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Monday 15 October 2018

Montevideo, Uruguay
Tonga A were narrowly beaten by Canada A 32 – 31 in their final game of the World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge yesterday in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand provincial rugby clubs, the Counties-Manukau Steelers and the Wellington Lions, honoured the memory of All Black great Jonah Lomu in their annual clash for the ‘Jonah Lomu Memorial Trophy’ on Saturday 15 September. Wellington walloped Counties-Manukau 53 – 12.
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