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‘IKALE TAHI DAY 21RWC IN PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS

This morning the team commenced training at Kerikeri Rugby Football Club in preparation for Tonga vs France on 01-10-11. Training was a 2 hours of vigorous fitness and full physical contact activities which took its toll on some of the players. Kurt Morath and Fetuu Vainikolo did not participate in today’s training and still recovering […]

‘IKALE TAHI DAY 19RWC IN SCENIC HOTEL, PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS

On 21-09-11 evening I sat at Whangarei Event Centre with 18,000 strong rugby fans screaming, shouting, and cheering fans for Tonga and Japan. There could only be one winner tonight for the winner the accolades of victory, and the loser the failure of another Rugby World Cup campaign. Standing at the entrance tunnel I felt […]

‘IKALE TAHI DAY 16RWC IN WHANGAREI, NORTHLAND

The non 22 players were requested to make several public appearances throughout Whangarei hence the group of 8 players were divided into two teams group 1: Finau Maka, Thomas Palu, William Helu and Alaska Taufa visited: Whangarei Primary School (AM) Kamo Intermediate School (PM) Group 2: Ephraim Taukafa, Viliami Iongi, Kisi Pulu and Sione Timani […]

‘IKALE TAHI DAY 16RWC IN WHANGAREI, NORTHLAND

The team returned from Paihia (Scenic Hotel) to Whangarei (Kingsgate Hotel) to prepare for theirPool A,3rd round game Tonga vs Japan on 21st September at Northland Event Centre. The team trained in the afternoon at the Marist Rugby Football Club field from 1630 until 1800, the whole team trained well with the exception of Finau […]

‘IKALE TAHI TEAM TO PLAY JAPAN

The ‘Ikale Tahi Head Coach, ‘Isitolo Maka has selected the following players to play against Japan this Wednesday 21 September at the Northlands Events Centre in Whangarei: 1 Soane Tonga’uiha 2 ‘Aleki Lutui, Captain 3 Taufa’ao Filise 4 Tukulua Lokotui 5 Paino Hehea 6 Sione Kalamafoni 7 Sione Vaiomo’unga 8 Viliami Ma’afu 9 Taniela Moa […]

RWC Team and Management

The Team Management