Tonga national rugby union team (sevens)

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Tonga
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Union Tonga Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) 'Ikale Tahi
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The Tonga national rugby union team represent Tonga in rugby sevens. The team competes in the IRB World Sevens Series.

2008/09 IRB Sevens[edit]

Tonga have only participated in one round of the current IRB Sevens Series so far. They managed the bowl final in their first round of this series in Wellington, they won 24-56 over Cook Islands.

Wellington results[edit]

Tonga were in pool "A" along with Scotland, South Africa and Kenya for the Wellington round of the IRB World Sevens Series.

Stages Team Pts Team
1  Kenya 21-35  Tonga
2  South Africa 22-65  Tonga
3  Scotland 15-21  Tonga
1/4 final bowl  Niue 0-21  Tonga
Semi-final bowl  France 5-28  Tonga
Final bowl  Cook Islands 24-56  Tonga

Current squad[edit]

A 12-man squad for the 2014 Wellington Sevens [1]

  • Paula Kata
  • Ofa Finau
  • Tasi Ma'u
  • Feleti Atiola
  • Tevita Manumua
  • Finau Faleovalu
  • Sosefo Ma'ake
  • Vai Hausia
  • Kilifi Latu
  • Selu Vailea
  • Sione Toetuu Makaafi
  • Samu Fiefia

2009 RWC Sevens[edit]

Tonga qualified for the 2009 RWC Sevens in Dubai. They were in pool "A" and played against Arabian Gulf, Italy and New Zealand. They went on to lose to Australia in the Plate semi-finals 19 - 22.

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- P
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 107 12 95 9
 Tonga 3 2 0 1 57 34 23 7
 Italy 3 1 0 2 29 90 -61 5
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf 3 0 0 3 22 79 -57 3

Plate[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  Tonga  24
  Tunisia  7  
  Tonga  19
      Australia  22  
  United States  14
  Australia  24  
  Australia  17
   
    Scotland  21
  France  19
  Scotland  21  
  Scotland  29
      Portugal  7  
  Portugal  12
  Canada  5  
 

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