|Full name||Ioane Fitu Afoa|
|Date of birth||16 September 1983|
|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||119 kg (18 st 10 lb)|
|School||St. Kentigern College
Papakura High School
|Notable relative(s)||James Afoa (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
|New Zealand No.||1062|
Afoa has moved through a number of international representative sides. In 1999 he made the New Zealand U16 team, the youngest national representative team. Through 2000 and 2001 he played in the more senior New Zealand Schools' side. Moving steadily through the age grades, he was a member of the NZ U19 teams of 2002 and 2003.
In both 2003 and 2004, Afoa was part of the New Zealand Under 21 Rugby World Championship team. The New Zealanders won the tournament both years. In 2003 Afoa was one of four kiwis named in the IRB's team of the tournament.
In 2005 Afoa was selected for the All Blacks Tri-nations squad. Despite this he never took the field in that competition and didn't earn his first test cap until the end-of-year tour. In November 2005 he finally became the 1062nd All Black when he started against Ireland at Lansdowne Road.
In 2010, Afoa was experimented to be used at hooker. The same year against Wales, Afoa scored his first test try showing some great running for a Prop for a 30m Try.
On 6 December 2013, Afoa officially joined Gloucester Rugby in the English Aviva Premiership on a four-year contract worth £400,000 per season. This made him one of the highest-paid players in the Premiership and the third highest-paid player in European rugby.
- Palenski, Ron (2014). The All Blackography: The indispensable guide to every All Black. Auckland, New Zealand: Upstart Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-927262-16-0.
- "All-Black tight-head prop John Afoa joins Gloucester". ESPN scrum. 6 December 2013.
- "John Afoa's lucrative deal". ESPN scrum. 9 December 2013.