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Famous Male Athletes from Tonga

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List of popular male athletes from Tonga, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Tonga has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous males that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Tonga male athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Tonga in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented male athletes of Tonga in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

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  • Fuifui Moimoi (born 26 September 1979) is a rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for Workington Town in League 1. He previously played Rugby League for Toronto Wolfpack in the English League One, Leigh Centurions in the English Championship and, most notably, Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League (NRL). A New Zealand and Tonga international representative forward, Moimoi made over 200 NRL appearances for Parramatta where he attained cult status.He briefly played rugby union for Bradford & Bingley RFC in 2018.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
    • Nationality: Tonga, New Zealand
  • Pauliasi Taulava (born March 2, 1973), also known as Asi Taulava, is a Tongan-born Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippines who currently plays for the NLEX Road Warriors in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is the oldest active player in the league and is currently in his 18th season. Standing 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) tall and weighing 245 pounds (111 kg), Taulava is considered by many to be one of the greatest and most dominant Filipino basketball players to ever play the center position in the PBA. Throughout his 21-year career, Taulava has used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. He is also a many-time member of the Philippine... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, Inglewood, California
    • Nationality: Philippines, Tonga
    • Position: Center
  • John Hopoate (born 16 January 1974) is a former professional rugby league footballer, and boxer. A Tonga, Australia and New South Wales State of Origin representative winger, he played in the NRL for Sydney clubs, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (with whom he won the 1996 Premiership), Wests Tigers and the Northern Eagles. Hopoate also became the Australian Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He was born in Tonga, but moved to Australia with his family while he was still young and took up the game of rugby league. Hopoate began his professional league career with Manly-Warringah while he was nineteen years of age, and was also selected for the Tonga national team. Hopoate did not play as a regular... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
    • Nationality: Tonga
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    Antonio Kaufusi

    Antonio Kaufusi (born 27 November 1984) is a former professional rugby league footballer. An Australian and Tongan international and Queensland State of Origin representative prop, he played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights in the NRL, and the London Broncos, Huddersfield Giants and the Bradford Bulls in the Super League.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Tonga
    • Nationality: Tonga