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High school honour inspires former All Black to make lifestyle changes

Kelston Boys' High honour old boy and rugby legend Va’aiga Tuigamala.

Viral video prompts calls to end referee abuse: “Enough’s enough”

A video posted to social media which shows a young referee in tears has prompted calls to stop referee abuse.

Patrick Tuipulotu signs with All Blacks and Blues until 2025

All Blacks lock and Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu has inked a long-term deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues, which will see him leave for a playing sabbatical in Japan before returning home. 28-year-old Tuipulotu, who has played 38 Tests since making his All Blacks debut in 2014, has signed a long-term contract through to […]

In the Crowd: Samoa, Tonga and Fiji rugby fans

It was a sellout rugby crowd at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton over the weekend. Samoa qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga 37-15 in their second match, while the All Blacks delivered a 60-13 victory against Fiji.Our reporter Hanalei Foliaki got in amongst the fans.

Steven Adams High School Invitational game to have Tongan and Samoan commentary

New Zealand’s best high school basketball players will go head to head this Thursday 22 July at Walter Nash Stadium, Lower Hutt in the 4th Annual Steven Adams High School Invitational (SAHSI). Championed by Kiwi-Tongan basketball legend Steven Adams, the All Star game will be live streamed on the Steven Adams Camps YouTube channel from 3pm […]

David Liti aims high at the Tokyo Olympics

Kiwi Tongan weightlifter David Liti is ready for his first Olympic games.

In the crowd: Manu Samoa and ‘Ikale Tahi Tonga fans

Fans were in high spirits as they cheered on their Pacific Island home nations.

Sevens stars Theresa Fitzpatrick and Caleb Clarke share hopes for Tokyo Olympics

Theresa Fitzpatrick is confirmed for the games, while Caleb Clarke will be a travelling reserve. Hanalei Foliaki caught up with the athletes on the eve of their Olympic dream.

All Blacks experience Samoan umu in South Auckland

All Blacks players got the chance to experience umu cooking this week on a special visit to South Auckland.