Vili Faingaʻa

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Vili Faingaʻa
Birth nameViliami Fainga'a
Date of birth (1988-03-27) 27 March 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthQueanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight90 kg (200 lb)
SchoolSt Edmund's College, Canberra
Notable relative(s)Anthony Fainga'a
Saia Fainga'a
Colby Fainga'a
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– Tonga 3 (0)
Correct as of 16 April 2014

Viliami Fainga'a (born 27 March 1988) is an Australian born professional rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Brisbane Premier side GPS and also Tonga. Vili will debut as a rugby union coach in 2016 when he takes on the position of head coach for the UQ Women's first XV team.

Family and early life[edit]

Vili Fainga'a was born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, and started playing rugby league with the Queanbeyan Kangaroos and attended St. Edmund's College.

His older brothers Anthony & Saia (Twins), and younger brother Colby are also professional rugby union players. The Fainga'a's are of Tongan and Aboriginal descent.

Rugby League[edit]

After leaving school he played rugby league, most notably for the Canberra Raiders Jersey Flegg side in 2007 and Melbourne Storm Under 20's side in 2008. He played 24 games scoring 1 try.[1] He moved to Queensland playing for the Ipswich Jets [2] in Queensland Cup before moving to Rugby Union in 2011.

Rugby Union[edit]

Re moved back to Rugby Union in 2011 playing for the University of Queensland Rugby Club before joining his older brothers at GPS in 2012. He made his International debut for Tonga in 2012 against Samoa.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Rugby Player profile
  2. ^ Buchan, Jay (30 April 2010). "Rising Jet to keep eye on brothers". Queensland Times. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

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