Finau Maka

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Finau Maka
Full name Sosefo Finau Maka
Date of birth (1977-07-10) 10 July 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Tongatapu, Tonga
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 242 lb (110 kg)
School Highbrids ps
Notable relative(s) Isitolo Maka (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker, Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–10 Toulouse ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–98
1999–00
2001
Hurricanes
Blues
Highlanders
12
13
9
(15)
(5)
(10)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–11
2008
Tonga
Pacific Islanders
8
1
(5)
(0)

Finau Maka (born 11 July 1977) was a Tongan rugby union footballer. He played for the Stade Toulousain club in French Top 14. His usual position was number eight.

2007 Rugby World Cup[edit]

Maka made his international debut in the 2007 Rugby World Cup, in Tonga's first pool game against the United States of America. He opened the scoring with a try in the second minute. He went on to seal his spot as the first choice number 8 for Tonga against Samoa, South Africa and England.

Boxing[edit]

In 2014, Maka fought against David Letele for the Duco Event's Corporate World Title. The day before the fight at the weigh in both fighters got into a fight. Letele grabbed Maka on the throat pushing him back, Maka retaliated by tackling him to the ground, however the fight was broken off quickly.[1] Maka lost by TKO in the first round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

0 Wins (0 knockouts, 0 decisions), 1 Losses (1 knockouts, 0 decisions), 0 Draws [2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 0–1 New Zealand David Letele TKO 1, (4) 1:48 2015-03-05 New Zealand Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, Auckland Duco Event's Corporate World Title

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Brown Buttabean unleashes on Maka during stand-off | Māori Television". Maoritelevision.com. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  2. ^ "BoxRec - Finau Maka". boxrec.com. 

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