Ipolito Fenukitau

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Ipolito Fenukitau
Date of birth (1972-07-22) July 22, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth  Tonga
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–00 Brumbies 55 (60)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1993-2003  Tonga 18 (15)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
1998  Australia Commonwealth Games

Ipolito Fenukitau (born 22 July 1972) is a Tongan rugby union footballer. He has played over 10 times for the Tonga national rugby union team, including representing them at the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa and 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. His usual position is at flanker.

Fenukitau made his debut for Tonga on June 5, 1993 in a match against a non-cap Scottish XV, in which he featured in the starting lineup. He played in three other matches that year; against Fiji, Australia and again against Fiji. In 1995 he played in two Tests against Japan, and was then included in the 1995 Rugby World Cup squad for South Africa, playing in two games against France and Scotland.

In 1998 he played for the Australian sevens team at the Commonwealth Games.[1][2]

In 2002 he played two Tests for Tonga; against Fiji and Samoa, and the following year he was included in the 2003 Rugby World Cup squad for Australia, playing in all four pool games for Tonga.


  1. ^ ARU Media Unit (24 July 2014). "Australian Rugby Sevens at the Commonwealth Games: The Story So Far". Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  2. ^ BBC Sport (31 July 2003). "Tonga granted Fenukitau reprieve". Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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