Telusa Veainu (29) has signed a three-year contract with Stade Francais, a French professional rugby union following his exit from Leicester Tigers.
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Results for Rugby Union
Wednesday 8 July 2020
London, United Kingdom
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Tonga is set to face Samoa next year to qualify directly for the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2023 in France after World Rugby announced details of the qualification process on 8 June.
Saturday 25 April 2020
‘Ikale Tahi veteran loose forward Maama Molitika has retired from professional at the age of 45. He leaves his English club Ampthill after seven seasons.
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Tonga A have ended their Pacific Challenge Cup campaign on a positive note after dominating Samoa A with five tries in the final round of the competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday. Tonga A had entered the game winless with heavy defeats to Junior Japan and the Fiji Warriors.
Thursday 12 March 2020
The final round of the 2020 World Rugby Pacific Challenge Cup will take place this Saturday 14 March in Suva, Fiji. Junior Japan will play Fiji to determine the winner of the tournament. Both Tonga A and Samoa A are winless, and will contest third place.
Saturday 29 February 2020
Siale Piutau has been given a one year contract extension by his English Premiership rugby club, the Bristol Bears.
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Tonga and Samoa’s Under-20s rugby teams will play against each other in a one-off test match on 22 February to contest Oceania Rugby U20s Trophy and to determine qualification for the 2020 World Rugby U20s Trophy in Spain later this year.
Tuesday 28 January 2020
In his debut role as captain, David Havili (25) led the Canterbury Crusaders to a decisive 41 – 7 victory over the Otago Highlanders in a trial test in Wanaka, Otago, a week ahead of the first round of the 2020 Super Rugby season.
Tuesday 21 January 2020
Welsh rugby prospect Willis Halaholo, expressed his irritation with internet trolls criticizing and insulting his selection for the Wales Rugby last year because of the fact that he was from New Zealand.
Thursday 16 January 2020
‘Ikale Tahi center Nafi Tuitavake has signed a two-year deal with South African Super Rugby club, The Bulls, in Pretoria.
Friday 3 January 2020
Some members of the Board of the Tonga Rugby Union Inc. and elected representatives from 28 Rugby Clubs in Tongatapu are complaining that they were not allowed to participate in the Annual General Meeting and the election of a new President, Siaosi Pohiva, last month.
Wednesday 4 December 2019
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.
Monday 25 November 2019
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
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.
Monday 18 November 2019
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.
Wednesday 13 November 2019
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
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.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
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
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.