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#Tonga

# tonga - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'

Ex-All Blacks Justin Marshall wants to see rugby’s eligibility laws relaxed.

# tonga - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA

Agen will be without Paula Ngauamo for a substantial period after he kicked an opponent in the face.

# tonga - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.

# tonga - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Throat injury rules Tonga's record points-scorer out of the rest of the World Cup

Kurt Morath injured his larynx after being caught in a tackle by England’s Manu Tuilagi on Sunday.

# tonga - Monday 23 September, 2019

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga

The Aussie was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for expressing homophobic views.

# tonga - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Late try seals bonus point for England in World Cup win over Tonga

Manu Tuilagi scored two tries for Eddie Jones’ side as they took maximum points from their opening game.

# tonga - Friday 20 September, 2019

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga

England have decided to start their strongest team in the Rugby World Cup clash with Tonga.

# tonga - Monday 16 September, 2019

Hotly-contested Pool C promises fireworks

No pool has quite as much World Cup pedigree as this one with three sides who traditionally expect to reach the semis.

# tonga - Saturday 7 September, 2019

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal

Steve Hansen’s side fell just short of scoring 100 points in Hamilton.

# tonga - Monday 29 July, 2019

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa

The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.

# tonga - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa

Both teams are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament in Japan.

# tonga - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup

The former Wallabies fullback was fired by Rugby Australia for posting homophobic comments on social media.

# tonga - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'I got perspective on my priorities, how I want to try to live and what's important to me'

Nasi Manu of Pro14 side Benetton has come through testicular cancer and chemotherapy.

# tonga - Monday 9 April, 2018

Wales to face Scotland for charity in rare all-northern November clash

Australia, Tonga and South Africa will also play Tests against Wales in November, the WRU has revealed.

# tonga - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji Cyclone Gita

Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji

Cyclone Gita caused power outages after tearing through the island nation just south of the capital.

# tonga - Monday 12 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tonga declares state of emergency as it braces for arrival of powerful storm Cyclone Gita

Tonga declares state of emergency as it braces for arrival of powerful storm

The cyclone has already created havoc in neighbouring Samoa and is threatening to become a Category Five superstorm.

# tonga - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay Life On Mars This post contains videos

Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay

Nasa scientists say that examining the way the island sprung up could shed light on if there’s any life on Mars.

# tonga - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Thomond Park will host the final match of the Barbarians tour in November

Thomond Park will host the final match of the Barbarians tour in November

They last played at the Limerick venue in 2015.

# tonga - Thursday 29 October, 2015

One fan is hoping to raise £30,000 for a paralysed ex-Ivory Coast rugby player

Christopher Ackermann believes the support provided to former Ivory Coast winger Max Brito, since his injury, has been inadequate.

# tonga - Friday 9 October, 2015

New Zealand run riot in second half to claim top spot in Pool C

The All Blacks struggled early on against Tonga before running in five second-half tries

# tonga - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'Haka' fans, there's a special treat in store for you tomorrow

What’s better than a cultural challenge? TWO cultural challenges!

# tonga - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Hip knock means McCaw can only pull level in RWC record appearance chase

Jason Leonard’s haul of 22 Rugby World Cup appearances won’t be overtaken this year.

# tonga - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Coast-to-coast in 20 seconds: The Pumas showed their claws today Tonga Tangoed This post contains videos

Coast-to-coast in 20 seconds: The Pumas showed their claws today

Are we absolutely sure this is the team we want Ireland to meet in the quarter-finals.

Argentina have one foot in the quarters after bonus point win against Tonga

Argentina impressed after a nervy opening quarter

# tonga - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Tonga prepared for their Namibia win with a very cheeky diet

Tonga lived off a diet of Nando’s for 10 days.

# tonga - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Tonga get off the mark in Pool C but pushed all the way by excellent Namibia

A thoroughly entertaining 8-try game in Exeter.

# tonga - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite 'war dance' in the RWC Shapes This post contains a poll

Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite 'war dance' in the RWC

Love them or hate them, you can’t ignore these Pacific nations.

# tonga - Thursday 3 September, 2015

# tonga - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Ireland's World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night Oh Canada This post contains videos

Ireland's World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night

Meanwhile, ex-Connacht wing Vainikolo provided one of Tonga’s tournament highlights, a try from 60 metres against USA.

# tonga - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Rather than use a hand-off, this Tongan prop just tried to punch his opponent away

Sona Taumalolo tried to punch a Fijian tackler.

# tonga - Monday 28 July, 2014

Ex-All Blacks considering international 'transfers' for Rugby World Cup

Former Munster centre Lifeimi Mafi is reported to be among the players hoping to line out for Tonga.

# tonga - Saturday 14 June, 2014

The flying Fijians were at their flair-driven best against Tonga

There’s no team like Fiji in this kind of form.

# tonga - Friday 30 May, 2014

'The All Blacks would have toured Nazi Germany' - Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

The former Samoan international centre posted a YouTube video questioning why New Zealand don’t visit Polynesia.

# tonga - Friday 28 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Guess who Ireland's most improved trade partners are... Trade Secrets

Guess who Ireland's most improved trade partners are...

The US and UK lead the way, but who are we trading with more and more?

# tonga - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Pro12: Connacht victory crucial for make-or-break month says Poolman Tv Blackout This post contains videos

Pro12: Connacht victory crucial for make-or-break month says Poolman

The westerners entertain Edinburgh in Glasgow this evening ahead of Heineken Cup matches against Biarritz.

# tonga - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Tonga hand Scots humiliating defeat

Andy Robinson watched his side go down 15-21 to the lowly islanders at Pittodrie.

# tonga - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Pro12: Connacht expect international quartet to feature against Treviso

The western province are also hoping to have captain Gavin Duffy back for the visit of the Italians.

# tonga - Friday 11 May, 2012

NFL star gets career boost after losing four stone on vegan diet

Deuce Lutui from Tonga has changed to ‘a mostly animal-free’ eating regime and loving life at the Seattle Seahawks.

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