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Saturday 26 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Invitational XIII produced a stunning 14 – 6 victory over the GB Lions after a dominant first-half performance in which two tries were scored by Michael Jennings and Sione Katoa. The convincing win in the international test match, affirms Tonga’s status as a rugby league tier one nation in a statement of unity by Tonga’s elite rugby players after a recent fallout with the estranged Tonga National Rugby League board. By Finau Fonua.
Saturday 26 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today’s rugby league match between the Great Britain Lions and Tonga Invitational XIII will be formally recognized as an international test match, after being approved as such by the International Rugby League, the sport’s global governing body confirmed this week.
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Wednesday 23 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
International netball star, Irene van Dyk, is in Tonga for the Netgo Program Finals Tournament where students from 13 Government Primary Schools will compete over three days, 23-25 October at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 23 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Invitational will field a full-strength lineup against the Great Britain Lions in Hamilton, New Zealand this Saturday 26 October. The lineup sees the return of David Fusitu’a, Tuimoala Lolohea, Konrad Hurrell, Ata Hingano and Ben Murdoch-Masila.
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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
Monday 21 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) Women’s Sevens rugby team will compete in the Pacific Military (PACMIL) Tournament held in Canberra, Australia between 22 – 28 October 2019.
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Saturday 19 October 2019

Sydney, Australia
Tonga Invitational have prematurely ended their Rugby League 9s World Cup campaign with a disappointing 20 – 24 loss to Samoa.
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Saturday 19 October 2019

Sydney, Australia
Tonga Invitational have kept their semi-final hopes alive after defeating Fiji 21 – 17 in extra time in the second round of the Rugby 9s World Cup. Tonga's semi-final chances have been boosted after their fellow pool opponents Samoa defeated the Cook Islands 17 – 4.
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Saturday 19 October 2019

Sydney, Australia
The Cook Islands are the talk of the Rugby League 9s World Cup after they decimated Tonga’s Invitational team 30 – 7 in the first round of the competition last night 18 October in Sydney, Australia. In order for Tonga Invitational to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition, they will need to achieve two landslide victories over their remaining pool opponents Toa Samoa and Fiji Bati, and hope that the Cook Islands lose at least once.
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Friday 18 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 17 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Rugby League Nines tournament will kick-off tomorrow, Friday 18 October, with a “Tonga Invitational” team scheduled to face the Cook Islands at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, at 9:35pm.
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Thursday 17 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ikale Tahi hooker Paula Ngauamo is being forced to miss seven games for his French club Agen as punishment by the World Rugby for kicking the head of an opponent during the Tonga’s final match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup against the United States last weekend.
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Thursday 17 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Paramatta Eels rugby league player Eric 'Aukafolau, was critically injured while on holiday last week in Bali, Indonesia. He suffered serious head trauma, reportedly in a motorbike accident.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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