Sinali Latu

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Sinali Latu
Date of birth (1965-08-22) August 22, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth Ha'apai
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position No. 8
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Coaching career
Years Club / team
Daito Bunka University
Rugby union career

Sinali Latu (born in Tonga in 1965) is a retired Tongan-Japanese rugby union player.[1] He played in Japan for Sanyo and also played for the Japan national rugby union team.[1] Now he coaches the Daito Bunka University rugby team.

Viliami Sinali Latu played for Tonga's national side while attending Tonga College at the age of 19. He moved to study and play in Japan with a Tonga College school mate, Uatesoni Namoa.

His younger brother, Tevita Latu, played sevens for Tonga while studying in Tonga College in 2000 and is currently[when?] playing in New Zealand. The youngest of the Latu brothers, Kilifi, has represented Tonga in sevens for three years now[when?] and is currently[when?] playing rugby in New Zealand, together with his older brothers Penieli and Langakali Latu. Penieli played for Tonga in the 1995 World Cup. The Latu brothers all studied at Tonga College.


  1. ^ a b Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1), p70