The Tonga Representative team has won the fourth annual Hong Kong Nines, defeating the Pacific Toa team 12 – 6 in the tournament Final at King’s Park in Kowloon.
The Representative team featured players exclusively from the Jason Taumalolo Cup, Tonga’s domestic competition, was one of two international teams to take part in the event.
Coming into the tournaments as one of the favourites, the Mate Ma’a Tonga Development squad lived up to expectations, going through the event undefeated and only conceding one try.
2017 Champions, the Diamond Chiefs, missed out on making the 2018 Tournament Grand Final after going down 6 – 4 to the Pacific Toa in the dying moments of the First Semi Final.
Tonga 19 defeated Pacific Toa 0
Diamond Chiefs 4 defeated Broncos 0
Charlie Bears 16 defeated Oreana Storm 11
Wave Wearers 20 defeated Coastal Cobras 0
Diamond Chiefs 19 defeated Oreana Storm 0
Charlie Bears 8 lost to Broncos 18
Tonga 36 defeated Coastal Cobras 0
Tonga 18 defeated Wave Wearers 0
Women’s North Hemisphere v South Hemisphere:
North 15 defeated South 5
Diamond Chiefs 23 defeated Coastal Cobras 0
Wave Wearers 20 defeated Broncos 4
Tonga 47 defeated Orena Storm 0
Pacific Toa defeated Charlie Bears
Pacific Toa 6 defeated Diamond Chiefs 4
Tonga 41 defeated Wave Wearers 0
Tonga 12 defeated Pacific Toa 6
* Additional scores and results to be added.