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#Tonga

# tonga - This year 2022

The exciting Tonga native set for his first All Blacks cap against Ireland
# Apprentice
From The42
# Apprentice

The exciting Tonga native set for his first All Blacks cap against Ireland

Jul 7th 2022, 7:30 PM 8,966 Views 12 Comments

22-year-old Folau Fakatava has been learning from his mentor, Aaron Smith.

Folau to make international return with Tonga - and eyes up World Cup date with Ireland
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Folau to make international return with Tonga - and eyes up World Cup date with Ireland

May 27th 2022, 8:03 AM 7,542 Views 4 Comments

Folau and former All Blacks Charles Piutau and Malakai Fekitoa have also been included in the Tonga squad following changes to World Rugby’s eligibility rules.

Israel Folau seeking international comeback with Tonga - and could face Ireland in World Cup
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Israel Folau seeking international comeback with Tonga - and could face Ireland in World Cup

Mar 23rd 2022, 8:33 AM 7,259 Views 0 Comments

Folau is eligible to play for Tonga – three years after getting sacked by Rugby Australia for posting an anti-gay message on his Instagram account.

Tonga’s internet finally restored five weeks after volcanic eruption and tsunami
# Volcano
# Volcano

Tonga’s internet finally restored five weeks after volcanic eruption and tsunami

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:19 AM 8,449 Views 6 Comments

Around 90km of cable had to be replaced after it was damaged.

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption
# Environmental Emergency
# Environmental Emergency

21 beaches polluted by oil spill in Peru linked to Tonga eruption

Jan 21st 2022, 8:40 AM 10,098 Views 3 Comments

The Peruvian government has formed a committee to deal with the crisis.

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption

Jan 20th 2022, 8:00 AM 9,665 Views 3 Comments

Both New Zealand and Australia have sent military transport planes.

Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair following volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair following volcanic eruption

Jan 19th 2022, 7:41 AM 15,691 Views 1 Comment

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted 30 kilometres into the air on Saturday.

Tonga's government says tsunami is 'unprecedented disaster' as it confirms three fatalities
# Pacific Island
# Pacific Island

Tonga's government says tsunami is 'unprecedented disaster' as it confirms three fatalities

Updated Jan 18th 2022, 4:15 PM 46,345 Views 4 Comments

New Zealand’s military is sending much-needed drinking water and other supplies, but said ash on the runway will delay the flight by at least a day.

First death confirmed in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off
# Volcano
# Volcano

First death confirmed in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off

Updated Jan 17th 2022, 9:54 PM 43,450 Views 10 Comments

It is two days since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano exploded, cloaking Tonga in a film of ash.

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Jan 16th 2022, 8:49 AM 17,994 Views 2 Comments

It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shore in Tonga and people rushing to higher ground.

Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption

Jan 15th 2022, 12:00 PM 28,898 Views 24 Comments

There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage.

# tonga - Last year 2021

England overwhelm Tonga with 11-try thrashing at packed Twickenham
# Tonga Lashing
From The42
# Tonga Lashing

England overwhelm Tonga with 11-try thrashing at packed Twickenham

Nov 6th 2021, 5:49 PM 8,273 Views 0 Comments

England lost Owen Farrell to a positive Covid test but made light work of their visitors.

All Blacks romp to 102-0 victory over Tonga in opening Test of the year
# Ruthless
From The42
# Ruthless

All Blacks romp to 102-0 victory over Tonga in opening Test of the year

Jul 3rd 2021, 10:25 AM 12,124 Views 13 Comments

New Zealand had their first try after just 67 seconds through Damian McKenzie.

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita
# Second Row
From The42
# Second Row

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita

May 31st 2021, 4:11 PM 10,486 Views 5 Comments

The 31-year-old will join from Grenoble this summer to replace Quinn Roux.

Plans to include Pacific Island teams in Super Rugby could wake 'sleeping giant'
# Grow The Game
From The42
# Grow The Game

Plans to include Pacific Island teams in Super Rugby could wake 'sleeping giant'

Mar 25th 2021, 10:04 AM 8,919 Views 13 Comments

World Rugby has pledged its support to the Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika teams.

# tonga - All time

'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'
# Pacific Islands
From The42
# Pacific Islands

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 8:28 AM 17,942 Views 30 Comments

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

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

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

Oct 15th 2019, 6:11 PM 10,039 Views 2 Comments

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

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga
# Pool C
From The42
# Pool C

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

Oct 13th 2019, 9:08 AM 13,036 Views 2 Comments

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

Throat injury rules Tonga's record points-scorer out of the rest of the World Cup
# Manu Down
From The42
# Manu Down

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

Sep 24th 2019, 10:20 AM 5,611 Views 1 Comment

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

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga
# Found Work
From The42
# Found Work

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

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 6:13 PM 32,670 Views 66 Comments

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

Jones defends England's sluggish start: 'The World Cup is not a 100-metre sprint'
# Fergie Time
From The42
# Fergie Time

Jones defends England's sluggish start: 'The World Cup is not a 100-metre sprint'

Sep 22nd 2019, 4:10 PM 11,774 Views 7 Comments

Slow and steady, says Eddie.

Late try seals bonus point for England in World Cup win over Tonga
# Red Rose
From The42
# Red Rose

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

Sep 22nd 2019, 1:22 PM 13,978 Views 19 Comments

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

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga

Sep 20th 2019, 7:59 AM 8,463 Views 9 Comments

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

Hotly-contested Pool C promises fireworks
# Dark Horses
From The42
# Dark Horses

Hotly-contested Pool C promises fireworks

Sep 16th 2019, 8:33 PM 12,088 Views 14 Comments

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

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal
# Absolute Annihilation
From The42
# Absolute Annihilation

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

Sep 7th 2019, 9:37 AM 10,057 Views 31 Comments

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

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa
# Mudbath
From The42
# Mudbath

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

Jul 29th 2019, 3:03 PM 15,863 Views 12 Comments

The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa
# Preparation
From The42
# Preparation

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

Jul 27th 2019, 12:51 PM 5,508 Views 2 Comments

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

Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup
# Saga
From The42
# Saga

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

Jun 13th 2019, 10:57 AM 12,869 Views 24 Comments

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

'I got perspective on my priorities, how I want to try to live and what's important to me'
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

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

Mar 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 9,794 Views 2 Comments

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

Wales to face Scotland for charity in rare all-northern November clash
# Doddie Weir
From The42
# Doddie Weir

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

Apr 9th 2018, 10:11 PM 7,990 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 13th 2018, 7:44 AM 9,980 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 12th 2018, 7:55 AM 12,024 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 13th 2017, 9:57 AM 15,849 Views 11 Comments

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

Thomond Park will host the final match of the Barbarians tour in November From The42

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

Aug 9th 2017, 11:09 AM 5,384 Views 0 Comments

They last played at the Limerick venue in 2015.

One fan is hoping to raise £30,000 for a paralysed ex-Ivory Coast rugby player
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

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

Oct 29th 2015, 9:00 PM 4,004 Views 0 Comments

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

New Zealand run riot in second half to claim top spot in Pool C
# Ben Smith
From The42
# Ben Smith

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

Oct 9th 2015, 10:58 PM 8,484 Views 12 Comments

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

'Haka' fans, there's a special treat in store for you tomorrow
# Sipi Tau
From The42
# Sipi Tau

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

Oct 8th 2015, 1:01 PM 14,429 Views 29 Comments

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

Hip knock means McCaw can only pull level in RWC record appearance chase
# 19 And Counting
From The42
# 19 And Counting

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

Oct 7th 2015, 12:59 PM 10,180 Views 1 Comment

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

Coast-to-coast in 20 seconds: The Pumas showed their claws today
# Tonga Tangoed
From The42
# Tonga Tangoed

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

Oct 4th 2015, 8:59 PM 3,594 Views 2 Comments

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
# Nearly There Now
From The42
# Nearly There Now

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

Oct 4th 2015, 4:52 PM 1,936 Views 2 Comments

Argentina impressed after a nervy opening quarter

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