Governance changes

Tonga Rugby Union agrees to governance changes

It comes after the global body had threatened to pull all financial support if the TRU did not sign the agreement by the end of Friday.

Tonga Rugby Union President Siaosi Pohiva signed the tripartite agreement on Friday evening at a hastily arranged Board meeting, after World Rugby had been forced to extend the original deadline on two occasions.

The new partnership with the Tonga Government and World Rugby will see a joint management committee take charge of the Union until long-standing governance issues are resolved.