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Saturday 3 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sports equipment valued at $1.4 million pa’anga was handed over by the Government of Japan to the Government of Tonga on Friday, March 2.
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Monday 26 February 2018

PyeongChang, South Korea
Tongan heart-throb and Olympic inspirer Pita Taufatofua was one of eight athletes invited to stand with the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach last night, 25 February, at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Sunday 25 February 2018

Brisbane, Australia
The Tonga Men’s Nines Rugby League team lost to Australia 14 – 8 in the final of the Rugby League 2018 Commonwealth Championship. The final became an 8-a-side match after a brawl in the opening minutes of the game led to two players from each team being sent-off. The Tonga women’s rugby league team failed to win a medal despite topping their pool.
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Saturday 24 February 2018

Brisbane, Australia
The Tonga Men’s and Women’s Nines Rugby League teams have topped their pools, defeating all of their opponents on Day One of the Rugby League 2018 Commonwealth Championship in Brisbane, Australia, yesterday 23 February. The finals of the tournament will take place today.
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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 19 February 2018

Pyeongchang, South Korea
With only 3 months of training, Pita Taufatofua finished his cross-country 15km race in 114th place out of 116 skiers at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pita and other skiers displayed the Olympic spirit at the end of the race when they greeted and carried the last placed skier - German Madrazo of Mexico at the finish line.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

PyeongChang, South Korea
Tonga’s Olympic skier, Pita Taufatofua, in PyeongChang, South Korea told journalists from around the world today that Tongans were coping well in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita because of a “unique personality”.
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Saturday 10 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Coconut oil kept Tonga's Pita Taufatofua warm last night as the double Olympian ignored sub-zero temperatures, while he carried the Tongan flag bare-chested, wearing only a Tongan dance costume and flip-flops, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Friday 9 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pita Taufatofua will hold Tonga’s flag aloft again tonight at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The bare-chested and well-oiled Pita who made his name at the 2016 Rio Olympics, intends to wear his shirt this time.
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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

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six local rugby league players have been selected to join Tongan teams that will be competing at the 2018 Cabramatta International Nines on Febuary 3 in Sydney.
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Thursday 1 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mahe Fonua has returned to Australia from England to play for the West Tigers in the NRL Premiership. Fonua had been in England for the last two years, playing for Hull F.C in the Super League competition.
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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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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FIFA's coveted World Cup trophy is in Tonga for the first time as part of a Coca Cola global tour to inspire and encourage youths in the sport, in a lead up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia in June.
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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Minnesota, United States
Halapoulivaati Vaitai of the Philadelphia Eagles and Harvey Langi of the New England Patriots, will vie for a Super Bowl ring when their teams clash in Super Bowl LII on February 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Eagles are expected to name Vaitai as a starting tackle while Langi sits on the Patriot’s injury list since surviving a serious car crash in October last year.
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Thursday 25 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s darts team have placed 5th (ladies) and 7th (mens) overall at their first international competition at the South Pacific Darts Championship held in Vanuatu last week. Fine'eva Dilger's overall performance saw her win three silver medals for scoring the most 100's, individual peg outs, and most team peg outs in the competition.
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Monday 22 January 2018

Isafjordur, Iceland
Pita Taufatofua has stolen the show once again after qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The 34-year-old former Taekwondo Olympian successfully qualified as a cross-country skier after coming 6th place in an Olympic qualifying 10km race held in Iceland last week.
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Friday 19 January 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed Taniela “Tani” Tupou of Everett, Washington, to be under contract once the next NFL season begins. Tani is of Tongan descent with a Hawaiian mother and Tongan father.
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Thursday 18 January 2018

Bath, England
English rugby club, Bath Rugby, yesterday signed ‘Ikale Tahi winger Cooper Vuna for one season in the Aviva Premiership. The 30-year-old played for the ‘Ikale Tahi last year against Manu Samoa and Fiji.
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