FA’ALEO TUPI CUP NEWS: NORTHSIDE TONGAN LEADERSHIP MAINTAINS STRONG HISTORICAL LINKS TO TEAM

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The baton has been pased on: North Barbarians Co- coaches Motekiai Kite and Caroline Vakalahi

23/07/15

With preparations for the upcoming Fa’aleo Tupi Cup well underway for all teams, exciting news comes from the Northside Tongan Barbarians team regarding official coaching and player leadership appointments. The appointments see names strongly linked with the traditional roots of the team proudly continue to this day. Continue reading “FA’ALEO TUPI CUP NEWS: NORTHSIDE TONGAN LEADERSHIP MAINTAINS STRONG HISTORICAL LINKS TO TEAM”

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QUEENSLAND TONGA LAUNCH THE INAUGURAL FA’ALEO TUPI CUP

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Fa’aleo Tupi (back row third from right) with team mates from the 1973 Ikale Tahi Squad. The late Sione Mafi (front row third from the left) and Fa’aleo Kefu (back row fourth from right) are also in the picture with a young Mal Maninga and Willie Tonga.

20/07/15

Queensland Tonga Rugby Union has launched the “Queensland Tonga 15’s” tournament where teams will contest the first ever Fa’aleo Tupi Cup. Fa’aleo Tupi was part of the legendary 1973 Ikale Tahi team that beat the Wallabies and is an ingrained member and supporter of the Queensland Tongan community and is the reason the Cup has been has been named the cup in his honour.  Continue reading “QUEENSLAND TONGA LAUNCH THE INAUGURAL FA’ALEO TUPI CUP”