Tonga’s hosting Wales in June is still uncertain
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 10/01/2017
The test between Tonga and Wales is still without a venue as uncertainty remains over where the game will be played.
Wales Rugby Union CEO Martyn Phillipes confirms with Planet Rugby saying Tonga’s Teufaiva Park is nowhere near what you would need to host a game, although Tonga is committing to get to that.
Meanwhile the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni told Radio and Television Tonga’s Sports News they’ve tendered the construction but the few companies who have submitted their bids, lack the professionalism to carry out the work.
He says, they are giving bidding parties a chance this week to complete the requirements.
Tonga has NZD$2, 000,000.00 for the maintenance of Teufaiva, BUT if the uncertainty continues it will lose its opportunity to host the June game.
Phillipes says their alternative plan B is to move the game to Auckland, NZ.
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