Sione Tu'ipulotu

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Sione Tu'ipulotu
Full name Sione Mone Tu'ipulotu
Date of birth (1978-11-28) 28 November 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Ha'apai, Tonga
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half, Fullback, Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
 ?
?-2000
2000-?
?-2003
2003-4
2004-6
2006-11
2011-2012
2012-present
Toloa OB
Rifles
Pontypool
Caerphilly
Newport
Newport GD
Yokogawa
Plymouth Albion
Worcester Warriors
Stourbridge
 ?
?
?
?
?
65
 ?
?
?
?
?
48
correct as of 22:14, 2 June 2009 (UTC).
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997-2008 Tonga 28 (13)
correct as of 22:14, 2 June 2009 (UTC).

Sione Mone Tu'ipulotu (born 28 November 1976 in Ha'apai, Tonga)[2] is a Tongan rugby union footballer. His usual position is at scrum-half, but he can also play as a fullback.

He played in Wales for Caerphilly RFC (2001–2003) and the Newport Gwent Dragons (2003–2006), before moving to Yokogawa in Japan.

Tu'ipulotu made his debut for Tonga against Wales on 16 November 1997, aged only 19. He played at two Rugby World Cup finals, in 1999 and 2007, earning two and four caps at the respective tournaments. He had 27 caps, with two tries and a drop goal scored, 13 points in aggregate, for Tonga, by the end of the competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Worcester Warriors". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Mone Tuipulotu player profile ESPN Scrum.com

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