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.

The Tonga Weightlifting Federation, in conjunction with the Tonga National Olympic Committee, is to host the 2003 Commonwealth, Oceania & South Pacific Weightlifting Championships.

Tonga has joined Italy in threatening to withdraw from this year's Rugby World Cup due to the scheduling of the pool matches.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has scheduled a crisis meeting in November following the postponement of an inter-hemisphere team clash.

The FIFA Executive Committee has two new members for the 2002-2004 period, following the confederation congresses in Oceania and Asia.

With only a month to go until the World Cup begins soccer fever builds with Soccerex, the international conference and exhibition for the business of soccer, the semi-finals of the Champions League, the controversial FIFA Executive EGM and the Oceania Football Confederation Congress in Tonga.

Australian rugby union chief John O'Neill is to push for a Super 15 series in 2003 with the addition of a combined Pacific team from Tonga, Samoa and Fiji.

A South Pacific rugby union team seems likely to become a reality with England proposed as its first opposition.

Sir Rodney Walker, the UK’s Rugby Football League (RFL) chairman, has rejected calls for his resignation after making losses at last year’s World Cup.

Preparations for the Rugby League World Cup have been rocked by the threat of a players? boycott based on a labour dispute in New Zealand.

The Oceania Football Confederation's extraordinary congress called to elect a new president ended in disarray on Thursday without the vote being taken.

The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRFU) has announced that the All Blacks will play a Pacific rim Barbarians side in Tokyo in November.

The All Blacks $180 million sponsorship deal with sporting goods giant, adidas, has been threatened by player discontent over some of adidas? equipment.

Australian rugby's most powerful administrator has warned British teams that they risk being snubbed by Australia if they persist in picking weakened squads to tour Down Under.

A bruising three-month battle for the FIFA presidency reaches a climax on Monday when Sepp Blatter and Lennart Johansson contest the biggest job in soccer.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has recommended adding Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa to the four-nation Pacific Rim championship.

Drivers have got lost and some buses have simply not turned up, but team officials have said the biggest teething problem of the 16th Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur - transport - is getting better.