27 November 1984|
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||112 kg (17 st 9 lb)|
Antonio Kaufusi (born 27 November 1984) is a Tongan former professional rugby league footballer. An Australian and Tongan international and Queensland State of Origin representative prop, he played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboys and Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League, and the London Broncos, Huddersfield Giants and Bradford Bulls in the Super League.
His junior club was Brothers in Bundaberg and he played rugby union for Nudgee College in Brisbane in 2002.
Kaufusi made his first-grade début in round 22 against the Bulldogs on 10 August 2003.
In 2006 Kaufusi was called up to the Australian tri-nations squad after Reni Maitua received an ankle injury in the first test against New Zealand. He played at prop forward in his first Grand Final in 2006, when the Storm were defeated by the Brisbane Broncos, 15–8.
He played State of Origin for Queensland, making his début in game one 2007.
On 25 June 2010, Kaufusi was released from his contract with the North Queensland Cowboys to join the Newcastle Knights for the rest of 2010 and a further two years. He made a winning début for the Knights in round 18 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
Kaufusi played for Huddersfield in 2014.
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- NRL Stats[permanent dead link]
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