Rugby League

26th March

Tonga NRL expelled from international rugby league, will appeal the decision

SYDNEY/NUKU’ALOFA, 26 MARCH 2020 (IRL/TONGA RUGBY LEAGUE) – A new governing body will have to take charge of rugby league in Tonga after the Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) was expelled from International Rugby League....

24th March

IOC member Dick Pound says Tokyo 2020 Games will be postponed

TORONTO/TOKYO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound told USA Today. Major sporting nations Australia and Canada had already withdrawn on Monday as organizers came under global pressure to postpone the event for the first time in the...

23rd March

IRL confirms decision to expel Tonga

The International Rugby League (IRL) has confirmed its decision to expel Tonga National Rugby League. Tonga who has been suspended since October last year were expelled during a special general meeting by the IRL board by a majority of nine votes to five. An IRL statement said: “TNRL had appealed the original decision and appeared...