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Tau'uta Reds is a former Tongan rugby union team that played in the Pacific Rugby Cup from 2006 to 2010. The other Tongan team in the Cup was Tautahi Gold.

Tonga country in Oceania

Tonga, officially named the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. The state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.

Tautahi Gold is a former Tongan rugby union team that played in the Pacific Rugby Cup from 2006 to 2010. The other Tongan team in the Cup was Tau'uta Reds. The team's name is from the Tautahi, which was Tonga's traditional Navy Army. Gold was chosen as the team's colour from the Sun which Tongans use as their navigational campus.

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The team's name is from the Tau’uta who were the Tongan land warriors that fought in the war which united Tonga as one kingdom. Red represents the colour of blood and the sacrifice which the saviour made on the cross for all mankind.

The Tau'uta Reds were minor premiers in 2007 and hosted the Pacific Rugby Cup final at Teufaiva Stadium in Nukuʻalofa on 5 May 2007, but lost the match 15–35 to Upolu Samoa.

Nukuʻalofa Place in Tongatapu, Tonga

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Upolu Samoa

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Record

Honours

Pacific Rugby Cup

Season standings

Pacific Rugby Cup

YearPosPldWDLFA+/-BPPtsFinal Notes  
2010 6th510482169−8715  Did not compete in finals
2009 5th510462113−5126  Did not compete in finals
2008 5th52038495−1119  Did not compete in finals
2007 1st5401108102+611715–35  Lost final to Upolu Samoa
2006 4th52037089−19210  Did not compete in finals

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References

  1. "Pacific Rugby Cup". Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008.