Opeti Fonua

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Opeti Fonua
Full name Opeti Fonua
Date of birth (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth Tonga
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 ½ in)
Weight 150 kg (330 lb; 23 st 9 lb)<[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Backrow, Secondrow
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005-07
2007-08
2008-13
2013-15
2015
2015-
SU Agen
FC Auch
SU Agen
Bayonne
London Welsh
Leicester Tigers
35
12
111
31
16
6
(50)
(0)
(155)
(20)
(30)
(0)
correct as of February 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009- Tonga 8 (0)

Opeti Fonua (born 26 May 1986) is a Tongan rugby union player who plays number 8 for English Premiership Team Leicester Tigers, having transferred from London Welsh. Fonua is known for his immense size and strength, but also for his surprisingly high levels of speed and agility for his size (his official weight according to his Su Agen profile is 150 kg), although in the past he has been listed as lighter. A highly physical player, both with and without the ball, Fonua is known for big tackles and strong carries.[2]

On 10 February 2015, it was announced Fonua had signed for Leicester Tigers[3] Fonua was named in Tonga's 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.[4][5]

References

  1. http://en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/player/98263.html
  2. "Jonny Wilkinson Absolutely Smashed by Big Opeti Fonua". Rugby Dump.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Leicester sign Opeti Fonua, Mike Williams & Brendon O'Connor". BBC Sport. 10 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Tonga mix youth and experience for RWC 2015". rugbyworldcup.com. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Lucas, Dan (15 September 2015). "Rugby World Cup preview No13: Tonga". theguardian.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>