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A Rescue package for broke Tonga Rugby Union

World Rugby said Friday it had agreed on a rescue package for the financially strapped Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) designed to address long-standing governance concerns. The TRU revealed last month that it had been placed in receivership with debts of 300,000 pa’anga (US$130,000) and could not afford to pay staff salaries. It said that as […]

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Veainu shocked to win prestigious player award

Telusa Veainu praised his Tonga international teammates and coaches after winning a prestigious award. Leicester Tigers winger Veainu is the Pacific Island Players Association (PIPA) 2015 Tongan Players’ Player of the Year following his exploits at international level this year. Veainu, who scored his fourth try in five games for Tigers in the Aviva Premiership […]

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All Blacks star Jonah Lomu has died aged 40

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has passed away in Auckland today at the age of 40. Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew confirmed Lomu had died unexpectedly this morning. The All Blacks great was still suffering from the rare kidney disorder known as nephrotic syndrome that began to make itself apparent even when he was […]

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