Tongan government gives $US2,672 to national players

Tongan government gives $US2,672 to national players

The Tonga government is to give each member of the national rugby side, ‘Ikale Tahi, $US2,672.

The Cabinet approved the donation last week for the players who met Samoa last weekend and who play the Flying Fijians on Saturday.

The government is also donating another $US4,454 to the Tonga Athletics Sports Association.

Radio Tonga reports the government saying this demonstrates its leadership and commitment to building confidence and investment in its athletes, supporting a strong Tongan sports system to achieve excellence.

Last month the government pulled out of hosting the Pacific Games, citing other priorities for the funding.

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