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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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Monday 23 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga A rugby team collected two wins out of three games at the World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge 2017 held in Montevideo, Uruguay from October 7 – 15. Tonga A defeated Canada A (31 – 15) and Samoa A (31 – 28). Their only loss was to hosts Uruguay A (34 – 25).
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Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Super Rugby Champion flyhalf Richie Mo'unga (of Tongan descent) is officially now an All Black after being named in the All Blacks squad to play the Wallabies this Saturday 21 October in Brisbane.
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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rugby Union has announced the ‘Ikale Tahi Team to tour Europe next month. Siale Piutau will captain the side with Toutai Kefu as head coach. Debuting players include Sione Vailanu and Shinnosuke Tuumotooa.
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Friday 29 September 2017

Sydney, Australia
Australian Rugby League player, Simaima Taufa (of Tongan descent), has won the prestigious 'Dally M Female Player of the Year' award. The 23-year-old picked up her award at an annual event that honours the best Rugby League players in Australia.
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Friday 15 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will play the Barbarians on November 10 in Limerick, Ireland. The historic matchup will be the first encounter between the two teams. Squads for both teams are yet to be confirmed but the Barbarians lineup is expected to be full of All Black, Wallaby and Springbok legends.
Thursday 17 August 2017

Cardiff, Wales
Veteran 'Ikale Tahi Prop, Taufa'ao Filise, has been signed again by Welsh rugby club, the Cardiff Blues. Filise has played for the Cardiff Blues since 2006, and is the club’s most capped player. He has so far played 241 games for the Blues.
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