ʻEpeli Taione resigns as chair of Tonga Rugby Union

ʻEpeli Taione has resigned as chair of Tonga Rugby Union it has been reported in an exclusive interview with One News today.

The details of why he resigned had not been revealed.

One News said: “… a proposal is with the Tonga Rugby board for the Prime Minister to take on the role of president – a similar structure to the Samoa Rugby Union”.

Taione told Kaniva News in a previous interview he did not accept the outcome of how the Ikale Tahi performed in the Rugby World Cup 2015.

He said it was the best ever paid team Tonga had but the result was unacceptable.

Tonga won only one game against Namibia during the tournament and lost the rest to Georgia, Agentina and the All Blacks.

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