Eddie Aholelei

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Eddie Aholelei
Eddie Aholelei playing for Manly Marlins
Full name Edmund L.M.T. Aholelei
Date of birth (1981-12-03) 3 December 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 120 kg (18 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014- London Welsh
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012–2014 Melbourne Rebels
correct as of 16 April 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– Tonga 6 (5)
correct as of 13 July 2013.

Eddie Aholelei (born 3 December 1981) is a professional rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is prop. He currently represents London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership.

Early career[edit]

Aholelei is of Tongan descent. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand and moved to Sydney, Australia as a teenager. Aholelei played colts rugby in Sydney for the Parramatta Two Blues club in 2000. He joined the Manly Marlins rugby club in 2001.[1] Twelve seasons later, Aholelei played his 200th grade game for Manly against Parramatta in Round 9 of the 2012 Shute Shield.[2]

Club career[edit]

Aholelei joined the Melbourne Rebels extended playing squad in 2012.[3] In Round 8 he played part of a game against the Brumbies[4] and went on to join the full squad in 2013.[5]

On 14 July 2014, Aholelei made his move to England to join London Welsh who compete in the Aviva Premiership from the 2014-15 season.[6]


  1. ^ Geddes, Jon (19 May 2011). "Meet the Manly Bruise Brothers". Manly Daily. Archived from the original on October 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Manly Marlins prop Eddie Aholelei celebrates his 200th grade game for the club". Retrieved 28 Oct 2012. 
  3. ^ "Eddie Aholelei Profile". Melbourne Rebels. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brumbies vs Rebels". Match Breakdown. SA Rugby. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Eddie Aholelei Profile". Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "London Welsh sign Tonga prop forward Eddie Aholelei". BBC Sport. 14 July 2014. 

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