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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Sydney, Australia
Star Rugby League players Jason Taumalolo, Andrew Fifita, Joe Ofahengaue and Tevita Pangai Jnr, have been named in Tonga’s squad with emerging players for the upcoming World Cup Nines to be held at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, Australia, on 18 and 19 October.
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.
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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Friday 11 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Invitational XIII rugby league team including players such as Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita, will face Great Britain on 26 October in Hamilton, and Australia on 2 November in Auckland.
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Tuesday 8 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The October Fishing Competition of the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club ended with a few surprises. The heaviest catch of the day, half-a-marlin weighing 69kg caught by Charles Sullivan on the boat Taipuha, could not be entered in the competition after a shark snapped off its tail.
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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.
Friday 27 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) will file a legal challenge after its suspension last night, 26 September, by the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF).
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Friday 27 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga National Rugby League Board (TNRL) was suspended by the Rugby League International Federation Board (RLIF) in a decision made last night, 26 September. As a result, Australia’s NRL announced they would withdraw an invitation for a TNRL team to play in the World Cup 9s to be held in October.
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Thursday 26 September 2019

Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) says it “knows of no rule that requires Israel Folau or any other player registered with the TNRL, to apply to the RLIF to be eligible to play for Tonga” in a statement released on 24 September. However, the RLIF board will meet today to discuss the issue.
Tuesday 24 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Israel Folau’s reported availability to play for the Mate Ma‘a Tonga (MMT) in the two test matches against Great Britain and Australia at the end of the year, has been refuted by the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF).
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Tuesday 24 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi Coach, Toutai Kefu is reshuffling his team to play Argentina at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture in Higashiosaka City on Saturday 28 September 2019. The match kicks off at 17.45 Tongan time.
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.
Sunday 15 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local Tongan outrigger canoe athlete, Malakai ‘Ahokava (36), is aiming to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in kayak sprints with two-time Olympian Pita Taufatofua, after having a taste of high level competition last month in Szeged, Hungary. “If this sport is brought to Tonga, I’m telling you, it is a natural fit for Tongan people. Because Tongans are strong,” he says. By Eleanor Gee
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Friday 13 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Frank Endacott has been announced as the new Mate Ma’a Tonga coach for the upcoming games against Great Britain and Australia in the Oceania Series to be played in New Zealand later this year. He is joined by new coaching staff who are former professional rugby league players of Tongan heritage, Duane Mann, Manu Vatuvei and Leslie Vainikolo.
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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

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga National Rugby League Board (TNRLB) confirmed at a press conference in Nuku’alofa this afternoon Mate Ma’a Tonga Coach Kristian Woolf was let go on Wednesday 4 September. Mate Ma’a Tonga with Kristian Woolf as coach reached the semi-finals at the Rugby League World Cup in 2017, the highest achievement ever reached by a Tongan Rugby League Team.
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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Thursday 5 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s defence force rugby team, the Ngaahau Koula, will join nine countries in the International Defence Rugby Competition (IRDC) held in Tokyo, Japan from 11 to 24 September 2019.
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Monday 2 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s hockey team has been training hard in preparation for the upcoming Oceania Hockey5s Tournament, where they will take on other Pacific countries in Rockhampton, Australia, from 4-8 September. By Eleanor Gee
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