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”

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OPINION: WALLABIES SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE TONGA’S ROLE TOWARDS WORLD RUGBY

08/07/16

Aside from the growing feel good stories and renewed momentum for a Pacific Super Rugby team, that has partly arisen from New Zealand rugby’s recent push to promote the game in the Pacific, one thing is evidently clear when it comes to Tonga, the third pillar of the Pacific’s traditional trio of rugby powerhouses alongside Fiji and Samoa, is that the humble home of the Ikale Tahi is in real danger of being left behind and missing out on the festivities altogether.

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TONGAN QUEENSLAND REDS STARS LATEST NAMES TO SIGN ON AS QTRU AMBASSADORS

Next wave of Tongan stars from the Queensland Reds support Queensland Tonga Rugby.

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We Love Our Community – Queensland Reds players Taniela Tupou and Sam Talakai
22/12/15

The next wave of exciting Tongan talent coming through the Super Rugby ranks of the Queensland Reds, have joined the growing number of sporting identities to put their firm support behind the Queensland Tonga Rugby Union, as official ambassadors of the program.

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BRAND NEW LOOK FOR QTRU 7’s PROGRAM

To keep up with the ever changing global face of 7’s rugby, the Queensland Tonga Rugby 7’s program has been given a total transformation via a complete rebranding and renaming of the program.

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The official new logo of the Mustang 7’s program.

24/02/15

To keep up with the ever changing global face of 7’s rugby, the Queensland Tonga Rugby 7’s program has been given a total transformation via a complete rebranding and renaming of the program. Continue reading “BRAND NEW LOOK FOR QTRU 7’s PROGRAM”

OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN TONGAN MONIMONU SQUAD ANNOUNCED

QLD vs NSW Grand Final Action: Queensland Tongan Brisbane City NRC Representative Chazz Toli Mahina secures valuable line out ball. Mahina was among the names selected in the Australian Tongan Monimonu team.

26/01/15

The best players from the recently completed Monimonu Cup tournament hosted by Queensland Tonga Rugby Union has finally been unveiled and the team acts as a who’s who list of the brightest rugby talents currently coming through the ranks and plying their trades from the Melbourne, New South Wales and Queensland Tongan communities.  

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QTRU HOPING FLOURISHING RETURNING ROOKIES CONTINUE FINE FORM

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Throwback: Kristian Satui (L) and Christian Filipine (R) as fresh faced youngsters in 2012 (front) and as they are in the 2014 emerging as fine players for Queensland Tonga today (background)

24/10/14

In 2012, they entered the Queensland Tonga program as talented but little known teenagers who went down to training, not to necessarily make the team, but just to learn from senior players from throughout the Queensland Tongan community. That year, fate had other plans for them, in 2014 perhaps bigger plans are also ahead. Continue reading “QTRU HOPING FLOURISHING RETURNING ROOKIES CONTINUE FINE FORM”

NEW FEMALE INTERNATIONALS PROOF OF QTRU PROGRAM’S VALUE

Queensland Tonga trio named into Tonga 7’s National squad.”

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The newest Queensland Tongan Internationals Mele Akuila (left), Vetekina Fangaloka (centre), and Kayla Tukuafu (right) who have all been selected into the Tongan National 7’s squad to play at the Noosa Oceania 7’s tournament.

25/09/14

Queensland Tonga Rugby Union is proud to announce its newest batch of rugby Internationals to graduate from its female rugby program, with Mele Akuila, Vetekina Fangaloka and Kayla Tukuafu selected into the women’s Tongan national 7’s team to play in the upcoming Noosa Oceania 7’s tournament.  Continue reading “NEW FEMALE INTERNATIONALS PROOF OF QTRU PROGRAM’S VALUE”