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Wallabies lock Vickerman dies aged 37

Wallabies lock Vickerman dies aged 37

The Australian rugby community has been rocked by the sudden passing 63-Test lock Dan Vickerman, at just 37. South-African born Vickerman, who last played for the Wallabies at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, was found in his family home overnight, with friends and the rugby community reeling from the shocking news on Sunday. His final […]

Tongan football players sign on to Cougars at BYU’s 2017 National Signing Day

Tongan football players sign on to Cougars at BYU’s 2017 National Signing Day

Last Wednesday, Brigham Young University’s (BYU) football team, the Cougars made the official announcement that seven players had submitted letters expressing interest in playing for the team.  Players of Tongan descent were heavily represented on the list of new talent for the team. Head coach Kalani Sitake and his coaching staff spent the past year […]

Ikaletahi ready for Italy match

Ikaletahi ready for Italy match

Tonga’s double win over Spain and the United States in the last two weeks could have provided a spur to their target to crush the Italians this Saturday. Tonga Rugby Union Chair Feʻao Vunipola said the team was “ready” and the preparation was “excellent”. “They are just waiting for the kick off”, he said in […]

Italy make one change for Tonga Test

Italy make one change for Tonga Test

ROME, 23 NOVEMBER 2016 (AAP) —Italy coach Conor O’Shea has made only one change to the team that stunned South Africa for Saturday’s Test match against Tonga. Quintin Geldenhuys replaces the injured Andries Van Schalkwyk at lock for the game at Padua’s Stadio Euganeo. The Azzurri are coming off a 20-18 win over the Springboks […]

Samoa gets behind Parker

Samoa gets behind Parker

AUCKLAND, 21 NOVEMBER 2016 (SAMOA OBSERVER) —As the “tourism partner” of the Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker v Andy Ruiz Jr World Heavyweight title fight, the government and the people of Samoa are fully behind their man. The assurance was made by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in Auckland where he fronted a press conference […]

Tonga overwhelm Spain at Madrid

Tonga overwhelm Spain at Madrid

The ʻIkale Tahis were too strong for Spain’s rugby union team this morning, scoring four tries to one in a comprehensive 28-13 win over the Spaniards. The win was promising for Tonga’s coach Toutai Kefu as some of his most experienced old guards including Vuna Cooper, Nili Latu, and Sona Taumalolo, had been side-lined with injuries. […]

ʻIkale Tahi team to play Spain announced

ʻIkale Tahi team to play Spain announced

Tonga Rugby Union has announced the ʻIkale Tahi team  to play against Spain at the Campo Central University Ground, Madrid, Spain at 4:00pm,  November 12. The team: Tevita Mailau – Perpignan – prop Paula Ngauamo – Mont de Marsan – hooker Siua Halanukonuka – Otago Highlanders – prop Steve Mafi – Castres – lock Joe […]

NZ likely to host Tonga and Wales rugby matches

NZ likely to host Tonga and Wales rugby matches

New Zealand is likely to host Wales’ 2017 proposed tour of Tonga and Samoa. Tonga could not host the match because its national stadium is under construction in preparation for the South Pacific Games 2019. Global media reports said Wales’s South Pacific tour is in doubt because of concerns over facilities and medical cover. Tests […]

Helu’s win changed after Davis’ appeal

Helu’s win changed after Davis’ appeal

The announcement that Tongan Born New Zealander Nailini Helu has defeated the New Zealand Kickboxer Ange Davis in their fight for the UBF Asia Pacific and NZPBA (New Zealand National) Women’s Heavyweight Title has been changed. The original decision on September 24 was announced as a split decision win to Helu. But the decision was […]

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