Opeti Fonua

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Opeti Fonua
Full name Opeti Fonua
Date of birth (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Tonga
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 ½ in)
Weight 150 kg (23 st 9 lb) [1][2]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Backrow, Secondrow
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005-07
2007-08
2008-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-
SU Agen
FC Auch
SU Agen
Bayonne
London Welsh
Leicester Tigers
34
12
111
31
13
(50)
(0)
(170)
(20)
(20)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009-2013 Tonga 5 (0)

Opeti Fonua (born 26 May 1986) is a Tongan rugby union player who plays number 8 for English Premiership Team London Welsh, having transferred from Bayonne. Fonua is known for his immense size and strength, but also for his surprisingly high levels of speed and agility for his size (his official weight according to his Su Agen profile is 150 kg), although in the past he has been listed as lighter. A highly physical player, both with and without the ball, Fonua is known for big tackles and strong carries.[3]

On 10 February 2015, it was announced Fonua had signed for Leicester Tigers[4]

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