The importance of the Hong Kong rugby tour to members of the Queensland Tonga Rugby program is obvious, with the tour and fixtures a historic first for a community Pacific rugby team, but what is also becoming evidently clear is that the tour is also shaping as a vital opportunity in a time when opportunities are alarmingly scarce for players at the grassroots level.
Continue reading “HONG KONG TOUR A CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE BIGGER PICTURE AND REBUILD”
The Queensland Tonga Rugby Union program will cap its sixth year of work in the community with arguably its most significant milestone to date… a first ever international tour and clash against international opposition. Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS: Queensland Tonga to play first ever international against Hong Kong”
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The relationship between the Queensland Tonga and the Willie-O NSW Tonga rugby union programs will officially be sealed, with a historic exhibition game between a special Queensland Tonga Fa’aleo XV and the current Willie O Cup champions Manly. Continue reading “HISTORIC CLASH BETWEEN QTRU FA’ALEO XV & WILLIE O CUP CHAMPS LOOMING”
Queensland Tonga Head Coach Samiuela Satui has begun his term as head coach by ushering in a bold new squad with a youthful focus, as the program looks to unearth and develop the Queensland Tongan community’s next wave of rugby talent. Continue reading “2016 QUEENSLAND TONGA TEAM A GLIMPSE INTO FUTURE”
The women of Queensland Tonga will be desperate to keep the series alive, as they enter game two for the inaugural Freedom for West Papua Cup against Queensland PNG at St Brendans Rugby League club today. Continue reading “QLD PNG IN PRIME POSITION TO WRAP UP FREEDOM FOR WEST PAPUA CUP”
The colossal clash the Tongan community has eagerly awaited for twelve long months, will finally come to an end this Saturday, as Logan Inala Tonga prepare to take on defending champions Alamuhu at St Brendan’s Rugby League club, that will headline the final round robin games in the second week of the 2016 Tupi Cup. Continue reading “FINALS WEEK PREVIEW: SOUTHSIDE SHOWDOWN TO HAVE HUGE BEARING ON FINALS”
The Logan Inala boys of Kalapu Mohetaha have surged to the top of the competition ladder after an impressive undefeated start to their Tupi Cup campaign, held at St Brendan’s Rugby League club over the weekend.
Continue reading “WEEK 1 REVIEW: LOGAN INALA SMASH THEIR WAY TO THE FRONT”