FORMER WALLABY AND NRC HEAD COACH NAMED NEW COACHES OF FELENITE AUSTRALIA TONGA RUGBY

19/08/16

In preparation for the upcoming fixture against Siutaka New Zealand Tonga to be held in Sydney, NSW on November 5th, the Felenite Australia Tongan Rugby team have unveiled former Wallaby number 8 David Lyons and former NRC Sydney Stars head coach Peter Playford as the co-head coaches to lead their troops against their traditional trans-Tasman rivals.  Continue reading “FORMER WALLABY AND NRC HEAD COACH NAMED NEW COACHES OF FELENITE AUSTRALIA TONGA RUGBY”

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TONGAN SPORTS STARS ROLL OUT IN FORCE FOR TUPI CUP

16/08/16

The Tongan community in Queensland is in for a real treat from this year’s Tupi Cup festivities, with Queensland Tonga Rugby Union confirming an amazing list of Tongan sporting stars from Queensland to attend this year’s tournament. Continue reading “TONGAN SPORTS STARS ROLL OUT IN FORCE FOR TUPI CUP”

NEW TEAMS, NEW RELATIONSHIPS AND AWARENESS FOR WEST PAPUA FOR 2016 TUPI CUP

Following a hugely successful inaugural year, the 2016 edition of the Tupi Cup will see a number of exciting new changes come to fruition, as the tournament maintains its role as a forum to continue strengthening Tongan rugby players but also as an avenue to advocate for important issues in the Pacific.

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SATUI STARTS NEW CHAPTER AS QTRU NAME 2016 COACHING LINE UP

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“Great leaders are also great servants.”: New coach Samiuela Satui strikes a familiar pose during his playing days.

04/07/16

The 2016/2017 year will mark the official transition of one of Queensland Tonga’s favourite sons from its playing ranks and officially welcome him into its coaching ranks, as the QTRU program continues its work to rebuild the program with the announcement of Samiuela Satui, as its new open men’s head coach.

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DIGICEL NEW PLATINUM SPONSORS OF QTRU

 

10/02/16

Queensland Tonga Rugby Union kick off the 2016 year by announcing the instatement of Digicel as its new Platinum Sponsor. The worldwide telecommunications company has strong ties to the Pacific, sponsoring many events and national teams, but the community conscious corporate giant has also been a long time supporter of the Queensland Tonga Rugby Union program. 

All involved with the the Queensland Tonga Rugby Union program are delighted to secure such a significant strengthening of a relationship that will see the Queensland Tonga program and all its teams now run out as the official “Digicel Queensland Tonga Rugby Union” teams in 2016 and hopefully into the future.

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New Beginnings: Digicel Queensland Tonga

The announcement of the relationship with Digicel also marks the beginning of what shapes to be a very busy year for the Queensland Tonga Rugby Union program. This year will see the second instalment and expansion of the Fa’aleo Tupi Cup with new teams set to be added to the existing three foundation teams Alamuhu, Logan Inala, and Northside Tongan Barbarians teams.

Additionally, there will be an official womens competition and excitingly the first ever Boys Under 18’s component added to the 2016 Tupi Cup program as Queensland Tonga Rugby begin looking to the future. Aside from the honour of hoisting the Tupi Cup, all teams will be playing for a chance to earn themselves a precious Queensland Tonga jersey.

Exciting announcements will be made very shortly regarding scheduling for the Digicel Queensland Tonga teams that will involve games both inside and outside of Queensland.

This year also marks the Queensland Tonga Rugby Union’s official 5th year birthday, where a special dinner will be organised to celebrate the occasion and for the community to come along to and will also see the naming of the best male and female Queensland Tonga XV over those 5 years as one of the many things to take place on the night.

2016 will also see the expansion of the highly successful Mustangs program which will see a greater focus on incorporating talented women and juniors into the fold, as the Queensland Tonga program continues its work to identify and develop Tongan talent in the 7’s arena.

And finally, due to popular demand from the community, keep an eye out for special events, and coverage of special interest stories and projects from the Queensland Tongan community both rugby and non rugby related, ensuring the successful Queensland Tonga Rugby platform goes to the next level as one that promotes the great things coming out from the Tongan community.

Watch this space, 2016 is going to be a great year…. make sure you come along for the ride.