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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Tonga
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Alfie Mafi


Alfie Mafi 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 Force. He currently plays in the French Top 14 league for Brive. ...more

Age: 29

Birthplace: Tongatapu, Tonga

Atelea Vea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Tonga
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Atelea Vea


Atelea Vea is an Australian-Tongan professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for St Helens in the Super League. He is by preference a second-row but can also play at loose forward. He has previously played for the Melbourne Storm, Cronulla Sharks, St. George Illawarra and 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. ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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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. ...more

Age: 28

Birthplace: Tongatapu, Tonga

Elvis Taione is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rugby Players from Tonga
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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. ...more

Age: 34

Birthplace: Nukuʻalofa, Tonga