Scots go artificial

Scotland will become the first top-tier nation to host a match on an artificial pitch, when they takes on Tonga during the year-end Tests in November.

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All Blacks get Island opportunity

The IRB's player eligibility rules amendment could see a number of foreign national players switch their allegiances back to their home nations.

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Fiji smash terrible Tonga

Fiji centre Nemani Nadolo scored a try among his 20 points as the hosts beat Tonga 45-17 on Saturday in their opening match of the Pacific Nations Cup.

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Tonga and Samoa in Pacific deadlock

Underdogs Tonga snatched an 18-18 draw in injury time against Samoa to launch the Pacific Nations Cup tournament in dramatic fashion in Apia on Saturday.

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Tongan prop extends Gloucester stay

Tongan tighthead Sila Puafisi has signed an extended contract at Gloucester after impressing greatly since his arrival at the club.

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Tongan tighthead bolster Gloucester

Tongan tighthead prop Sila Puafisi has signed for English club Gloucester.

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Gatland eyes Wallaby scalp

Wales coach Warren Gatland remains "very confident" of beating Australia despite an unconvincing 17-7 victory over Tonga in Cardiff.

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Wales battle past Tonga

Wales coach Warren Gatland's 100th Test match ended with a 17-7 victory over a spirited Tonga at the Millennium Stadium.

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Preview: Wales v Tonga

Warren Gatland will take charge of his 100th Test match when Wales face Tonga at the Millennium Stadium on Friday.

Rebel replaces banned Taumalolo

Melbourne Rebels prop Eddie Aholelei replaces the suspended Sona Taumalolo in the Tonga front row for Friday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff.

Maestri free, Taumalolo banned

France lock Yoann Maestri escaped suspension while Tonga prop Sona Taumalolo was banned at a disciplinary hearing in London on Tuesday.

Amos set for Wales debut

Wales have made 11 changes for the clash against Tonga on Friday evening with Newport Gwent Dragons' Hallam Amos making his debut on the wing.

French ready for 'physical' Boks

France believe the 38-18 victory over Tonga was prefect preparation for what awaits them when they play South Africa.

France too strong for Tonga

Morgan Parra guided a listless France to a 38-18 victory over Tonga in an ill-tempered one-off Test match in Le Havre on Saturday.

France hungry to set things right

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has vowed to rid his side of the bitter taste of defeat when they host Tonga in Le Havre on Saturday.

Preview: France v Tonga

France will be out to erase the memory of one of their most embarrassing defeats when they face Tonga in Le Havre on Saturday.

French rookies to face Tonga

Wing Sofiane Guitoune and centre Gael Fickou will start a Test match for France for the first time, against Tonga in Le Havre on Saturday.

Claassen cut from France squad

South African-born loose forward Antonie Claassen is one of seven players cut from the France squad ahead of the weekend’s game against Tonga.