Ipolito Fenukitau

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Ipolito Fenukitau
Date of birth (1972-07-22) July 22, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Tonga
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993-1996 Queanbeyan Whites ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ricoh Black Rams[1]
Yamaha Jubilo
Kintetsu Liners
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993-1996 ACT Kookaburras[2] ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–00 Brumbies 55 (60)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–2003 Tonga 18 (15)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
1998 Australia Commonwealth Games
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Kuala Lumpur Team competition

Ipolito Fenukitau (born 22 July 1972) is a Tongan rugby union footballer. He has played over 10 times for the Tonga national rugby union team, including representing them at the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa and 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. His usual position is at flanker.

Fenukitau made his debut for Tonga on June 5, 1993 in a match against a non-cap Scottish XV, in which he featured in the starting lineup. He played in three other matches that year; against Fiji, Australia and again against Fiji. In 1995 he played in two Tests against Japan, and was then included in the 1995 Rugby World Cup squad for South Africa, playing in two games against France and Scotland.

In 1998 he played for the Australian sevens team at the Commonwealth Games.[3][4]

In 2002 he played two Tests for Tonga; against Fiji and Samoa, and the following year he was included in the 2003 Rugby World Cup squad for Australia, playing in all four pool games for Tonga.


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