Matekitonga Moeakiola

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Matekitonga Moeakiola
Matekitonga Moeakiola Churchill Cup 2010 vs Russia.jpg
Full name Matekitonga Moeakiola
Date of birth (1978-05-16) May 16, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Tongatapu, Tonga
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 18 st 13 lb (120 kg, 260 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2005-2007 University of Utah
Park City Haggis RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
SC Albi
AC Bobigny 93
Olympic Sports Union Nivernaise
Castanet Rugby
correct as of 16 December 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007-present  United States 29 (5) 1t
correct as of 23 November 2014.

Matekitonga Moeakiola (born 16 May 1978) is an American rugby union player. He currently plays for Castanet Rugby, and for the United States national side. Moeakiola made his debut at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, scoring a try after coming on as a substitute in the Eagles' opening match against England.[1] Moeakiola plays as a prop. Mate was first noticed by the National Team while playing rugby at the University of Utah. He has since played for the North America 4 Tournament, the U.S. Team that played Munster in Chicago and the Rugby World Cup squad that played in France. Moeakiola played in all four matches at the RWC and scored a try against England in the USA’s first match of the tournament.

Matekitonga's father, brother and uncle also played rugby.

Moeakiola warming up before a group stage match vs Australia in the 2011 Rugby World Cup


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