The Roots of Samoans’ Rise to Football Greatness

The Roots of Samoans’ Rise to Football Greatness

Long before Oahu’s North Shore became a global hot spot for football, it was a pu`uhonua, a refuge under the protection of priests. Fugitives and villagers escaping the carnage of island warfare, or punishment for violating the traditional code of conduct, found...
Hockey: Lulu Tuilotolava a Tongan trailblazer

Hockey: Lulu Tuilotolava a Tongan trailblazer

Lulu Tuilotolava is a hockey trailblazer, and that’s a tag that sits very comfortably, too. She made her New Zealand debut in the recent tri-series in Cromwell against Japan and Australia, appeared in all six games, and is now off to the World Cup in London...
Rivalry and friendship on show as Tonga beat Fiji

Rivalry and friendship on show as Tonga beat Fiji

Rivalry and friendship on show as Tonga beat Fiji The curtain came down on three weekends of Tests in Fiji in fitting fashion: two teams linked arm in arm in a circle, kneeling in prayer. The contest between Fiji and Tonga on the pitch at Churchill Park in Lautoka had...