Tonga

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) and the Tongan Olympic Committee (TASANOC) have lodged a claim for damages against the country’s government following its withdrawal of hosting rights for the 2019 Pacific Games multi-sport event.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has launched legal proceedings against the Tongan government following its decision to pull out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, while Fiji has said it is not interested in a new bidding process that has been launched.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) plans on taking legal action against the Tongan government after the country today (Wednesday) confirmed that it would not be hosting the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has made a final effort to ensure the 2019 Pacific Games remains in Tonga by granting a one-month window for local organisers to demonstrate they can still host the multi-sport event.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has labelled the Tongan government’s withdrawal from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games due to financial concerns as a “confusing decision.”

Tonga has reportedly pulled out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games due to financial concerns surrounding the multi-sport event.

World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union, has agreed a package of reforms designed to help the Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) address concerns regarding its governance.

Akilisi Pohiva, the Prime Minister of Tonga, has questioned whether the country has the financial capacity to host the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games.

A brand new international Rugby League tournament, the Federation Shield, will kick off in England this autumn.

A new Pacific Five Nations rugby tournament involving teams from tier two unions Fiji, Japan, Samoa, and Tonga plus a NZ representative side will kick off in June 2006.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) will make the biggest investment in high performance rugby in its 120-year history, after pledging £30million to the sport.

An International Rugby Board (IRB) sponsored meeting in Brisbane has resulted in broad agreement on the way forward for an Asia-Pacific Rugby tournament.

The football associations of Brunei Darussalam, Denmark and New Zealand are set to receive their first Goal projects under a programme drawn up by FIFA.

Allegations of financial mismanagement aimed at the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA) could have wider implications for the future of rugby in the Pacific.

FIFA’s TV partner Infront Sports & Media has reached an exclusive agreement with Australian network SBS for the broadcast rights for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Building on the platform of this year's Rugby World Cup, Japan is lobbying to be included in the Southern Hemisphere's Super 12 series from 2006.

More than 4,200 companies have signed up to Rugby Business Class Australia (RBCA) – a trade organisation set-up to capitalise on this year’s Rugby World Cup.