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Rugby: All Blacks to play Fiji, Tonga in July Tests

Straits Times 17 May 2021
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will meet Fiji for two Tests and Tonga for one in a rejigged July schedule following Italy's decision to pull out of the rugby tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic ... Tonga (July 17).
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All Blacks to play Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium

RNZ 16 May 2021
The All Blacks will play at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland for the first time when they host Tonga in July. New Zealand Rugby has confirmed the dates and venues for the Tests against Tonga and Fiji. Italy were originally scheduled to tour here, but cancelled due to concerns around travelling during the coronavirus pandemic.
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‘False claims’ made by ministers refusing to rescue visa-free music tours of EU, lawyers say

The Independent 13 May 2021
The organisation also says the EU has no fewer than 28 such deals in place – which means performers in countries including Colombia, the UAE and Tonga can tour more easily than UK artists.
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Exclusive: NZ Rugby in talks for All Blacks-Tonga at Mt Smart to be first Test ...

TVNZ 11 May 2021
New Zealand All Blacks v Tonga at St James Park Source ... 1 NEWS can reveal New Zealand Rugby is in discussions about a fixture against Tonga on July 3 with Mount Smart Stadium and Waikato Stadium being considered to host the Test ... The Tonga fixture would be ...
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European players unlilkely for first Manu Samoa squad

RNZ 06 May 2021
Manu Samoa coach Seilala Mapusua is confident of selecting a competitive squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup qualifiers against Tonga, but Is already resigned to being without a host of European based stars ... year tour, which includes a clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham.
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European players unlikely for first Manu Samoa squad

RNZ 06 May 2021
Manu Samoa coach Seilala Mapusua is confident of selecting a competitive squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup qualifiers against Tonga, but Is already resigned to being without a host of European based stars ... year tour, which includes a clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham.
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Meghan Markle 'spent awful lot of time' to make sure she fit in royal family

The News International 05 May 2021
... was spotted with a thick stack of notes during her royal tour in 2018 ... "Not long after their wedding, in fact, their first official royal tour was that Meghan and Harry went off to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand together, for around 16 days.
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Meghan Markle spent ‘an awful lot of time’ researching and compiled ‘a big binder of ...

m&c 04 May 2021
The Duchess of Sussex worked hard to learn about and adjust to Royal life, a royal watcher has claimed. Pic credit. ©Imagecollect.com/Admedia ... Shortly after their wedding in May 2018, Meghan and Harry went on their first official tour as Royals. They visited New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga in October 2018 ... .
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Prince Harry looks the double of a young Prince Philip in this photo

Yahoo Daily News 13 Apr 2021
Read full article. Catriona Harvey-Jenner12 April 2021, 7.19 am·3-min read. Photo credit ... In the picture, which was shared by Jackson on Instagram during Harry and Meghan's royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in the Autumn of 2018, the Duke of Edinburgh bore an uncanny resemblance to grandson Prince Harry ... And, just look ... PTI ... .
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Fiji a possible destination for Ireland summer tour

FBC News 08 Apr 2021
Irish Rugby Football Union is now exploring the possibility of pressing ahead with three Tests in the Pacific Islands, either in Fiji or Tonga. IRFU has abandoned plans to re-route some of their proposed summer tour to Australia and has instead sorted to come to the Pacific in July.
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Rugby Stats: Coombes and Penny two young guns hoping to fire in final

The Irish Times 25 Mar 2021
Superficially selection is complicated by a number of ancillary concerns ... Dave Kilcoyne’s (HIA) participation is doubtful ... Photograph ... The problem for all those Irish players who have excelled in the league is the probable cancellation of a summer tour to Tonga and Fiji ... World Rugby is expected to make a statement on summer tours in the next week ... .
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Rugby Stats: Gavin Coombes and Scott Penny could lay down markers in Pro14 final

The Irish Times 25 Mar 2021
Superficially selection is complicated by a number of ancillary concerns ... Dave Kilcoyne’s (HIA) participation is doubtful ... Photograph ... The problem for all those Irish players who have excelled in the league is the probable cancellation of a summer tour to Tonga and Fiji ... World Rugby is expected to make a statement on summer tours in the next week ... .
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Rugby Stats: Gavin Coombes and Scott Penny two young guns hoping to fire in final

The Irish Times 25 Mar 2021
Superficially selection is complicated by a number of ancillary concerns ... Dave Kilcoyne’s (HIA) participation is doubtful ... Photograph ... The problem for all those Irish players who have excelled in the league is the probable cancellation of a summer tour to Tonga and Fiji ... World Rugby is expected to make a statement on summer tours in the next week ... .
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Rugby Stats: Loss of summer tour will cut off vital opportunity for young Irish talent

The Irish Times 11 Mar 2021
This summer the Ireland rugby team is scheduled to tour the Pacific Islands taking in Test matches against Tonga and Fiji ... Having covered the last Irish tour to the Pacific Islands in 2003Eddie O’Sullivan was in charge when Ireland travelled to Australia, Tonga and Samoa – holistically it was a memorable experience for most concerned.
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Scott Morrison weighs in on Meghan and Harry's bombshell interview and opens up on what ...

The Daily Mail 11 Mar 2021
Scott Morrison has waded into the British royal family drama to say he feels for Prince Harry and Meghan, whom he met on their tour of Australia ... The Duke and Duchess of Sussex completed 75 engagements in 16 days across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga during the whirlwind tour - all while Meghan was in the early stages of her first pregnancy.
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