Thursday March 29th 2017: Digicel is proud to support the Tonga National Rugby League 13s Local Competition this year naming it the Digicel Cup Competition that started on 13th February and will finish with finals on 29th April 2017.
There are 14 Rugby League Clubs participating in this year’s competition and played at Tofoa Fields every week.
TNRL have put up cash prizes for Top 4 winners.
$3,000 for 1st prize,
$2,500 for 2nd prize,
$2,000 for 3rd prize,
$1,500 for 4th prize.
The competition has been running for years and in fact this year celebrates 25 years. TNRL competition is always run earlier in the year to allow selectors a chance to select the best local residence players to play Fiji Bati in Fiji and play Samoa in Hawaii around June/July. The name of the Hawaii Tour is called Ohana Cup (The meaning of Ohana is ‘Family’).
This year is a very important year for Rugby League because its Rugby League World Cup year so there is also an opportunity for a local residence player to join NRL Tonga players in Sydney in May 2017 to play NRL Fiji Bati Team before Samoa play England. This player will also get the chance to join the Rugby League World Cup squad in Oct-November 2017 in NZ & Australia.
Pictured is Tavake Fangupo, National NRL Manager, George Kolomatangi, Tonga National Rugby League and Ben Kealy, CEO Digicel Tonga.
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Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of grassroots NRL programs, women’s business initiatives and the Amicale soccer team in Vanuatu.
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