Famous Rugby Players from Tonga

List of notable or famous rugby players from tonga, with bios and photos, including the top rugby players born in tonga and even some popular rugby players who immigrated to tonga. If you're trying to find out the names of famous tonga rugby players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rugby players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rugby player from tonga is included when available.

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  • Alfie Mafi
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    Alfie Mafi

    Alfie Mafi (born 8 June 1988) is an Australian professional rugby union football player of Tongan descent. His usual position is wing. Mafi has represented Australia in rugby sevens and at under-19 level at the IRB World Championships. He previously played Super Rugby for the Waratahs, Brumbies, and Western Force. He currently plays in the French Top 14 league for Brive.
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Tongatapu, Tonga
  • Atelea Vea

    Atelea Vea is a Tonga international rugby league footballer who last played for the Leigh Centurions in the Super League. He plays as a prop, lock or second-row forward. He has previously played for the Melbourne Storm, Cronulla Sharks, St. George Illawarra and the London Broncos. He made his first-grade début for the Sharks in 2009. He was selected to play for Tonga in the 2009 Pacific Cup.
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
  • Atieli Pakalani

    Atieli Pakalani is a Tongan born rugby union player. He is nicknamed the 'Tongan Hitman', and his usual position is on the wing. Pakalani played Super Rugby for the NSW Waratahs in 2011. Pakalani attended secondary school at Tamaki College in New Zealand. He joined ITM Cup team Auckland in 2009 on a two year deal. He also captained the Tongan Under 20 team at the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship.
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Tongatapu, Tonga
  • Elvis Taione
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    Elvis Taione

    Elvis Taione is rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is hooker. He previously played Super Rugby for the Western Force and Waratahs, and is currently signed on to play for Jersey in the RFU Championship for the 2013/14 season.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • Etu Uaisele

    Etuate Uaisele (born 12 December 1984) is a Tongan rugby league footballer who last played for the Dewsbury Rams in the Kingstone Press Championship. He plays as a winger or centre.
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Tonga
  • 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.
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Nukuʻalofa, Tonga