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Monday 14 May 2018

London, England
‘Ikale Tahi fullback Telusa Veainu was awarded Player of the Year by England’s Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) at a ceremony in London on 9 May.
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Monday 14 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mu’a Saints Rugby League team have won the Jason Taumalolo Cup after winning by a point in the last seconds in what was an intense match, 24-23 against Ha’ateiho Spartans at Toloa, Tongatapu, on Saturday, 12 May 2018.
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Friday 11 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Swimmers from the Malolo Swim Club have won a total of 48 medals; 14 Gold, 10 Silver, and 14 Bronze, the highest amount to date at the Fiji LC Age Group National Swimming Championships in Suva, May 4 – 6.
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Thursday 10 May 2018

Queensland, Australia
Tyron Senituli of Brisbane, broke the Australian powerlifting records for bench press and squat at the North Queensland Games last Saturday 5 May.
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Monday 7 May 2018

Gold Coast, Australia
The Fiji Under-20s ran in nine tries to demolish the Tonga Under-20s in the final round of the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship on Saturday 5 May in Gold Coast, Australia.
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Thursday 3 May 2018

Sydney, Australia
Parramatta Eels Flyer Michael Jennings (30) has today committed to play for Tonga in the Pacific Test match against Samoa on June 23. He follows Andrew Fifita who in April confirmed his commitment to play for Tonga.
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Thursday 3 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Under-20s team were target practice for the Junior Wallabies in the second round of the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship yesterday 1 May in Gold Coast, Australia. The Junior Wallabies scored 13 tries and were leading at halftime 48 – 7.
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Tuesday 1 May 2018

Parramatta, Australia
Parramatta Eels second-row and Mate Ma'a Tonga veteran Tony “T-Rex” Williams has been ruled out for the entire 2018 season after he sustained a knee injury against the West Sydney Tigers on Sunday April 29. His injury was not in vain as the Eels defeated the Tigers 24 – 22, keeping their championship hopes alive.
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Tuesday 1 May 2018

Jacksonville, Florida
The Jacksonville Jaguars have recruited New Zealand born linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka (22) of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is the son of Tongan immigrants Siaosi and Manu Motuapuaka.
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Tuesday 1 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one day Touch Rugby Tournament for Men’s and Women’s open teams, was held to commemorate ANZAC Day last week on the public holiday, 25 April. The first prize of $1000 for each division went to Fasi Moe Afi Women's and to Nukunuku Men's teams.
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Monday 30 April 2018

The Tonga Under-20s National Rugby team were outclassed 97 – 0 by the New Zealand Under-20s team in the opening of the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship on Friday 27 April in Gold Coast, Australia. The halftime score was 47 – 0.
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Monday 30 April 2018

Arlington, Texas
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drafted Vita Vea (23) of Milpitas, California. He is the son of Tongan immigrants Sione and Fipe Vea.
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Monday 23 April 2018

Sydney, Australia
The Tonga Under-18 Rugby 7s team finished fourth at the U18 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship in Sydney, Australia. The two-day tournament ended yesterday 22 April with Australia taking Gold after comprehensively defeating U18 Samoa 32 - 7.
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Gold Coast, Australia
The Commonwealth Games wrapped up on Sunday April 15 with the last two Tongan athletes competing in Shotput and Shooting on April 13-14 respectively. Shooter Henry Liutai did not qualify in the finals, however in Women's Shotput, Atamaama Tu'utafaiva qualified for the finals where she threw a personal best.
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Tuesday 17 April 2018

Gold Coast, Australia
Commonwealth weightlifting gold medallist David Liti (of Tongan descent) was awarded the David Dixon Award for his sportsmanship in assisting a fellow injured weightlifter Lauititi Lui of Samoa. The David Dixon Award is a four-yearly award given to the outstanding athlete of each Commonwealth Games, based on their performance at the event, fair play, and overall contribution to their team's participation at the Commonwealth Games.
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Monday 9 April 2018

Apia, Samoa
Fourteen-year-old Noelani Day has made history becoming the youngest person to complete the 22.3km Apolima Strait Solo Swim, placing third overall in Samoa, on Friday 6 April. She completed the swim in 8 hours, 11 minutes, and 12 seconds. Battling severe conditions, Noelani dedicated her swim to Tongan girls and youth in sports - to encourage them to always pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles are before them.
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Monday 9 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were mixed results for Team Tonga at the Commonwealth Games over the weekend and today. Finau ‘Ohuafi won the first heat of the Men’s 50m Freestyle with a time of 26.07, but he didn't make the top 16 athletes in the Men’s 50m Freestyle semi-finals to be held later tonight. Other athletes also competed today in lawn bowls, weightlifting, athletics and boxing.
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Friday 6 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prizes were awarded to winners of an Easter Quick Rip Rugby Lightning Tournament, by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga HE Tiffany Babington. The event included mixed teams. "I encourage the girls to get out there because they are just as good as the boys," she said.
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Thursday 5 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Swimmer, Finau ‘Ohuafi was just inched out of third place in the 50m Butterfly heat 1 this afternoon. In Lawn Bowls, Malia Kioa lost to Australia and current world champion, but won against Zambia, and in Boxing, John Moleni narrowly went down to Scotland.
Thursday 5 April 2018

Canberra, Australia
ACT Brumbies back-rower Lachlan McCaffrey will visit Tonga on April 30 to assist with coaching clinics in various communities and give away rugby kits.
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