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Tongan players take to Asia Pacific Football Academy experience


Two young football players from Tonga have finished a week-long camp during school holidays at the Asia Pacific Football Academy in Christchurch.

Hemaloto Polovili, 16, and Soakai Vea, 15, attended the Asia Pacific Football Academy (APFA) and became the first from their country to make the leap into an elite environment from the Just Play programme in their local schools.

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Highlands Pita Tonga commits to the Utes


For Highlands Pita Tonga, there were just too many reasons not to commit to Utah.Tonga is a 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive lineman who committed to the Utes a few weeks after being offered. He chose the Utes despite rising interest from other programs, such as Oregon, Michigan and Wisconsin.

via Utah football: Highlands Pita Tonga commits to the Utes | Deseret News.

Bandits linebacker Tonga turning focus to family after injury


Tonga, who has been the face of the Sioux City Bandits for many of his nine years with the team, is retiring after the 2013 season ended with a semifinal playoff loss to Salina. Tonga suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his knee in the fourth quarter of the game.

“I have always said that I would play until I had a son or daughter and we just found out a little while ago my wife is pregnant,” said the Bandits career leader in tackles. “I guess that just puts life into more of a perspective. Before the injury I knew I was going to retire.”

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HornsNation: Texas lands Teuhema brothers – YouTube


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