Kuli Faletau

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Kuli Faletau
Date of birth (1963-12-30) 30 December 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 252 pounds (114 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ebbw Vale
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1988–99 Tonga 20 9

Kuli Faletau (born 30 December 1963) is a Tongan former international rugby union player who played as a lock. He is Tonga's most capped forward.[1]


Faletau played as a lock, and played in 20 tests for Tonga between 1988 and 1999, scoring 2 tries and 9 points.[2]

He also appeared at the 1999 Rugby World Cup.[3]

Faletau played at club level for Tonmawr, Toa-ko-ma'afu, Ebbw Vale and Pontypool.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

He is the father of Welsh international Taulupe Faletau.[1][5] He also has two other sons,[6] and is a lay preacher in Wales.[6]


  1. ^ a b Iwan Davies (20 February 2010). "Faletau starts for Wales Under-20s". South Wales Argus. 
  2. ^ "Profile". ESPNscrum. 
  3. ^ "Tonga Player Biographies". Sports Illustrated / CNN. 
  4. ^ "Profile". Tonmawr RFC. 
  5. ^ a b Robin Davey (16 March 2010). "Faletau set for first start". South Wales Argus. 
  6. ^ a b Peter Shuttleworth (1 February 2012). "Six Nations: Family fortune for Faletau favours Wales". BBC Sport.