Tonga rugby union launches new website

PHOTO: Right – Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni during the launch ceremony. Photo/TRU

The Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) has launched a new website, ,  for the organisation today in Nuku’alofa.

In a statement it said: “The website is part of an ongoing development for the union, something that has never been done before to this extent, providing features such as international transfers and clearances, player profiles, staff and management introductions, adding a new and refreshed way for fans to connect with the team”.

“The website will compliment and tie together the existing media platforms, linking the Facebook and Twitter feeds along with the growing YouTube and Instagram feeds.

“Other features of the new site include a latest videos section, along with a view into the Tonga Rugby Union as a whole. Moving forward there is the opportunity for news about domestic competitions, and for news about the ongoing work being completed by the unions Regional Development Officer

“These media platforms present an opportunity for major stakeholders, fans and friends to gain a much deeper knowledge of who represents the Tonga Rugby Union at all levels. This includes players, staff, management and board members, increasing accessibility, accountability and transparency, something the union is wanting to promote.

As the team builds towards the Rugby World Cup the union expects to be able to utilise their developing media presence to form a real connection with its global fan base, and long term look to other ways to reach out to the local community and build strong links in Tonga and around the world”.

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