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.