Opeti Fonua

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Opeti Fonua
Full name Opeti Fonua
Date of birth (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Tonga
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 135 kg (298 lb; 21 st 4 lb)<[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Backrow, Secondrow
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-07
2007-08
2008-13
2013-15
2015
2015-2016
2016-
SU Agen
FC Auch
SU Agen
Bayonne
London Welsh
Leicester Tigers

Newcastle Falcons
35
12
111
31
16
7
12
(50)
(0)
(155)
(20)
(30)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of February 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009- Tonga 11 (10)

Opeti Fonua (born 26 May 1986) is a Tongan rugby union player who plays number 8 for English Premiership Team Newcastle Falcons, having transferred from Leicester Tigers. Fonua is known for his immense size and strength, but also for his surprisingly high levels of speed and agility for his size (his official weight according to his Su Agen profile is 150 kg), although in the past he has been listed as lighter. A highly physical player, both with and without the ball, Fonua is known for big tackles and strong carries.[2]

On 10 February 2015, it was announced Fonua had signed for Leicester Tigers[3] Fonua was named in Tonga's 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/player/98263.html
  2. ^ "Jonny Wilkinson Absolutely Smashed by Big Opeti Fonua". Rugby Dump. 
  3. ^ "Leicester sign Opeti Fonua, Mike Williams & Brendon O'Connor". BBC Sport. 10 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tonga mix youth and experience for RWC 2015". rugbyworldcup.com. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Lucas, Dan (15 September 2015). "Rugby World Cup preview No13: Tonga". theguardian.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.