Pacific Nations Cup: Samoa Defeat Tonga

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The Pacific Nations Cup has ended, with the final game seeing Samoa defeat Tonga 30-10 in front of a very vocal crowd at Apia Park. That loss denied the Tongans a victory to celebrate skipper Nili Latu’s 50th cap. The Samoans; who were unlucky against the Fijians last week, dictated play from the start to keep their hopes alive for qualification […] READ MORE


Pacific Nations Cup: Fiji Come From Behind To Beat Tonga

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In the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) opening match against a tough Tongan side, Fiji have come from behind to win 23-18 to take a dramatic win. This was the first match of the PNC 2016 round of the World Rugby triangular tournament between Fiji, Tonga and Samoa to determine which side qualifies for 2019 Rugby World Cup, […] READ MORE


Contenders for Green Flag Forward of the Season

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As the ‘business end’ of the rugby season approaches, naturally it’s time to reflect back on the year and take note of exceptional moments and, of course, players that have graced the field. The 2015/16 season has been a unusual compared to others; the later start to the season due to the World Cup meant […] READ MORE


Tonga World Cup hopes halted by Georgian grunt

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Gloucester rose this morning to a layer of fog that threatened to subdue the second game of the World Cup. Fortunately by the time the teams lined up and Tonga had performed the Sipi Tau the sun had burst through and set the conditions perfectly for the opening game of Pool C.  From my position […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup Warm-Up Preview: Tonga v Nottingham

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On Friday evening Tonga play their first Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Greene King IPA Championship side Nottingham RFC, in what will be the host’s first ever game against an international team. For Nottingham this represents a great opportunity to face quality opposition in the run-up to the start of the league season, with […] READ MORE


Absolute Flanker 18 August – Tonga Rugby Interview

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WELCOME TO ABSOLUTE FLANKER: A RUGGER’S SHOW Absolute Flanker is the Rugby radio show covering all things from around the world, from domestic and European club rugby to the Six Nations and the World Cup. Join Molly and Rob every week on Last Word Radio. Also follow us on twitter at @LWOSFlanker and like our Facebook […] READ MORE