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#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.

# tonga - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

# tonga - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Poll: What's your favourite memory of the 2011 Rugby World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your favourite memory of the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

In what has generally been regarded as an excellent tournament, we recall some of the moments that defined the event. What’s been your highlight?

# tonga - Thursday 6 October, 2011

The Score's alternative team of the World Cup

As the Rugby World Cup bids farewell to over half its nations, we pick our stand-outs from the twelve unfortunate squads that have already departed New Zealand.

# tonga - Saturday 1 October, 2011

As it happened: France v Tonga Allez! This post contains videos

As it happened: France v Tonga

Les Bleus needed a point against the Pacific islanders to book a place in the quarter-finals. Could they do it? Find out on our liveblog.

# tonga - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

As it happened: Japan v Tonga

All the action from Whangarei as Tonga proved too strong for Japan in Pool A at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

# tonga - Sunday 18 September, 2011

The sports week in pictures Snap Happy This post contains images

The sports week in pictures

Reminisce about the sporting week that was with our slideshow of the best images from the last seven days.

# tonga - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

As it happened: Tonga vs. Canada

Could Tonga avenge their opening-day defeat to the All Blacks, or would Canada work some magic? Read our liveblog to find out.

# tonga - Friday 9 September, 2011

Hugh Cahill's New Zealand diary: Day 3

“Donal did mention that if one more fella came up to him with his tongue out shouting like a lunatic he was gonna knock him out. I was praying someone would…”

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