Teufaiva Stadium damage

Tonga stadium damage won't affect start of PNC

The tournament includes Fiji, Georgia, Romania, Samoa and Tonga.

Vunipola made his comments after a large section of the roof of the Teufaiva Stadium were severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita last week.

“I don’t think it would have a “negative impact” on what we have planned for this year,” Vunipola told Kaniva News.

He said maintenance and upgrades of Teufaiva’s track events facilities were planned for June this year.

Newly refurbished Tonga stadium badly damaged by Gita

Matangi Tonga reports less than eight months after being officially re-opened, the stadium has fallen back into disrepair after much of its tin roofing was torn off during the cyclone a week ago.

The New Zealand Government funded the upgrade last year to the tune of $US1.5 million dollars and the stadium was re-opened in a ceremony in June.