Tongan squad named for Hong Kong Sevens

first_imgAll members of the team were selected from the recent Kolomotu’a Sevens competition, a competition that was won by Toloa Old Boys.  The national team will participate in the core status qualifying competition of the tournament. This competition features 12 non-core teams with the overall winner being granted a core status for the next HSBC World Series (2016 – 2017). Core status means a team is invited to participate in every tournament of the HSBC World Series. Tonga’s pool opponents are Morocco, Brazil and Japan.  Tonga Sevens Team List      Atelea Moa – Marist    Misitana Afeaki – Ha’apai    Taliauli Sikuea – Toloa Old Boys    Semisi Tei – Toloa Old Boys    Sione Vea – Toloa Old Boys    Tuihakavalu Ika – Toloa Old Boys    Joseph Tongia – Marist    Tavake Fusimalohi – Fasi Ma’ufanga    Unaloto Kaloni – Ha’apai    Samisoni Asi – Toloa Old Boys    Fine Tokai – Lavengamalie    Viliami Siale – Toloa Old BoysThe officials are:Co-head Coaches – Siaosi Atiola and Taholo AnitoniTeam Manager – Tevita LavemaiTeam Physio – Siosaia Vakasiuola.(The captains of the eight teams battling to win core team status next season)last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter SunStone Ships first p

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSunStone Ships‘ first polar expedition vessel within its INFINITY series was officially launched at the China Merchants Heavy Industry yard in China on Tuesday 12 March 2019.Construction commenced on the ship just 12 months ago on 16 March 2018. The 160-passenger ship is being built for Aurora Expeditions and is named after the company’s co-founder, Greg Mortimer, and features the unique Ulstein X-BOW.Niels Erik Lund, President of SunStone Ships, said that more than 1.8 million labour hours have been put into this ship. “This is the first time an expedition cruise ship has been built at a Chinese yard. The progress has been smooth and according to plan. I am convinced that we will see a safe delivery of this vessel later this year, for the vessel to commence operations in the Antarctic this winter season.”Lars Ståle Skoge, Commercial Manager at Ulstein Design & Solutions, together with Greg Mortimer, co-founder of Aurora Expeditions.Four firm contracts have so far been signed, and six options. The INFINITY Class vessels are 104.4 metres long and 18.4 metres wide. They have a passenger capacity of between 130 and 200, and a crew capacity of 85–115, and are built to the ice standard PC5, Cat B.A steel-cutting ceremony for ship number three in the series was also held the same morning as the launch of Greg Mortimer.Steel Cutting Ceremony for SunStone’s third X-Bow vesselGreg Mortimer‘s inaugural sailing is scheduled to sail to Antarctica from Ushuaia on 31 October 2019.In January, Aurora Expeditions’ Managing Director, Robert Halfpenny, said the company’s 2019/20 Antarctica season was 95% sold out; only the first two sailings later this year have cabins still to be filled.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more