Tonga, officially named the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. The state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.
Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, a pro-democracy and climate change campaigner in the South Pacific, died in a New Zealand hospital on Thursday, the information ministry and media reports said. Reuters - Published
An in-depth preview of England's Rugby World Cup match against Group C minnows USA. Eddie Jones has rung the changes for their second match of the tournament, but will still expect an improved display..
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An in-depth look at England's opening match of the Rugby World Cup against Tonga in Pool C. Eddie Jones has named a strong line-up for the game against the Pacific Islanders, who he insists he will not..
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There is excitement in the air, mixed with a sense of trepidation, in Sapporo as the northern Japanese city prepares itself for an influx of thirsty rugby fans during the opening weekend of the World..