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Thursday 5 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flag bearer and boxer, Magan Maka, dressed in traditional tau'olunga costume, led Tonga’s contingent of athletes to a loud cheering crowd at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia, last night. King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho are at the Games to support the team.
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Saturday 31 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Russia's Rugby administration has formally requested that the World Rugby investigate the eligibility of a Tongan born Romanian Rugby player, Sione Faka’osilea. Russia lost a World Cup qualifying match to Romania earlier this month, a game in which Faka’osilea was fielded.
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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Woman boxer Magan Maka will be Tonga’s flag bearer at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia next month. TASANOC announced yesterday that the 24-year-old will lead Tonga’s team of 13 athletes in the parade of nations on 15 April. The announcement comes a week after Government banned women's boxing from public schools.
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Monday 19 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga A suffered a depressing 57 – 7 loss to the Fiji Warriors in the last round of the World Rugby Pacific Challenge tournament on Saturday 17 March in Suva, Fiji. The Fiji Warriors were declared champions, having secured decisive victories over all their opponents including Samoa (33 – 21) and Junior Japan (28 – 3).
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Saturday 17 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Around 1,500 players representing 10 Pacific Island nations, including Tonga, and at least 10,000 spectators, turned up to the first ever Oceania Junior Tag Football Tournament held at Ngati Otara Park in New Zealand last weekend, 9 to 11 March.
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Wednesday 14 March 2018

Neiafu, Vava'u
Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) president David Chung visited Vava’u on Saturday 10 March, to review the construction site of a football technical centre in the Village of Makave. The FIFA funded construction project aims to establish a centre that will facilitate the growth of football in Vava’u. The centre will include a football field, an administration office, a changing room block and a toilet block. The construction project is expected to be completed in October this year.
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Wednesday 14 March 2018

Cardiff, Wales
Taulupe Faletau captained Wales to a decisive 38 - 14 victory over Italy on 11 March. One of the highlights of the game occurred when Faletau flattened Italian flyhalf Tommaso Allan with a tremendous tackle that caused the ball to spill loose.
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Saturday 10 March 2018

South Dakota, United States
Junior Fa extended his undefeated record to 14 wins after beating Detroit fighter Craig Lewis via majority decision in the town of Deadwood in South Dakota, United States. Most boxing commentators had Fa well ahead with a Unanimous Decision victory. Entering the fight, Craig Lewis held a record of 14 wins and 1 loss.
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Thursday 8 March 2018

Cardiff, Wales
Tongan born Welsh Number 8, Taulupe Faletau, will captain Wales against Italy this weekend in the Six Nations Championship. The 27-year-old has 70 caps for Wales and is widely considered to be the best Number 8 in the world.
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Thursday 8 March 2018

Thirteen athletes in six sports have been announced to represent Tonga at the XXI Commonwealth Games next month 4 – 15 April in Gold Coast, Australia.
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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga’s star playmaker Ata Hingano has been signed on a two-year deal by the Canberra raiders after he was released by the New Zealand Warriors a week ago.
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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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