CLERMONT, France-June 26: 3:34pm(World Rugby): New Zealand are the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series champions.
SUVA, Fiji-June 26: 3:26pm(Fiji Times): Flying Fijians captain Akapusi Qera says they will be expecting a bruising physical encounter when they take on the Ikale Tahi Tonga and Manu Samoa during the World Cup qualifiers next month.
SUVA, Fiji-June 26: 3:14pm(RNZI): Fiji has ruled itself out of the running to replace Tonga as host of the 2019 Pacific Games.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 26: 10:06am(News.com): A STRONG 6.3-magnitude earthquake has hit an area about 200km northwest of the Pacific island of Tonga, the US Geological Survey says.
TOWNSVILLE, Australia-June 23: 3:32pm(News.com): Johnathan Thurston’s fairytale finish has been shattered.
LEIGH, UK-June 23: 9:44am(Total Rugby League):Willie Tonga’s time at Leigh Centurions came to an end on Wednesday when the club announced he had been released from his contract.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 23: 9:36am(China Gov):On June 19, 2017, His Excellency Wang Baodong, new ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga had audience with and presented Letter of Credence to King Tupou VI.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 22: 1:45pm(RNZI): There appears to be a slim chance Tonga’s government could be forced to change its mind about the country pulling out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.
BUCHAREST, Romania-June 22: 1:42pm(Matangi Tonga): Tongan rugby exports to Romania, helped secured a big win for Romania in a test match against Canada over the weekend. Tongan born winger Tangimana Fonovai scored two tries for his adopted country, resulting in a 25 – 9 victory over the Canadians.
GISBORNE, New Zealand-June 22: 1:36pm(Gisborne Herald): An Art workshop at the Whirikoka Campus at Te Wananga o Aotearoa Gisborne is one of many Matariki events taking place this week.