28 Mar 2017

Sport: Tonga expects Teufaiva to host July rugby tests

From , 6:00 am on 28 March 2017

 The Tonga Rugby Union expects Teufaiva National Stadium will finally be ready to host international rugby in July.

The 'Ikale Tahi have not played on home soil since 2009 and a scheduled home test against Wales in June has been moved to New Zealand because the field was deemed unfit for play.

But representatives from World Rugby and turf management experts from New Zealand visited Nuku'alofa last week to assess the playing field.

Tonga Rugby CEO Fe'ao Vunipola told Vinnie Wylie they now have the go ahead to begin preparations for hosting Samoa and Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup in July.

Local church using the Teufaiva Stadium which is in need of renovations to host rugby test and Pac Games. Jan 2017

Photo: Breakthrough Church Tonga