Matekitonga Moeakiola

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Matekitonga Moeakiola
Matekitonga Moeakiola Churchill Cup 2010 vs Russia.jpg
Full name Matekitonga Moeakiola
Date of birth (1978-05-16) May 16, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Tongatapu, Tonga
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 18 st 13 lb (120 kg, 260 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
2005-2007 University of Utah
Park City Haggis RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
SC Albi
AC Bobigny 93
OS Union Nivernaise
Castanet Rugby
Correct as of 6 September 2015
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2007–2015 United States 32 (5)
Correct as of 7 October 2015

Matekitonga Moeakiola (born 16 May 1978) is an American rugby union player who currently plays for Castanet Rugby, and formerly played for the United States national team. Moeakiola plays as a prop.

Mate was first noticed by the U.S. national team while playing rugby at the University of Utah. He has since played for the North America 4 Tournament, and the U.S. team that played Munster in Chicago.

Mate played at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Moeakiola made his debut at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, scoring a try after coming on as a substitute in the Eagles' opening match against England.[1] Moeakiola played in all four matches at the 2007 RWC and scored a try against England in the USA’s first match of the tournament.

Matekitonga's mother is Latai Langi who is originally from Faleloa, Ha'apai, Tonga. His brother Misi Tonga is his only other sibling that lives in the United States that also plays rugby as well.[citation needed]


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Moeakiola before a match vs Australia in the 2011 Rugby World Cup