Sonatane Takulua

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Sonatane Takulua
Personal information
Full name Sonatane Takulua
Nickname Tane
Born (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 31)
Lapaha, Tonga
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Club information
Playing position Halfback
Current club Northland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2012–2015 Northland 25 (35)
2014 Blues 0 (0)
2015- Newcastle Falcons 4 (0)
Representative team(s)
2011 Tonga Sevens ()
2014− Tonga 14 (25)

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 24 August 2015.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 9 October 2015.

Sonatane Takulua (born 11 January 1991 in Lapaha, Tonga) is a professional rugby union footballer at Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons, joining them in February 2015 from the Blues on a 15-month contract. Takulua made his debut for the Falcons as a replacement against Leicester Tigers on 8 March 2015. He has represented Tonga sevens team in 2011.[1]

Early life

In 2003, Takulua moved from his country of birth to New Zealand.[2]

Career

In 2012, Takulua was signed by Northland after a year on a development contract.

In 2014, he was signed by the Blues on a development contract.[3] Although he was named in the matchday squad in two consecutive matches, he failed to make an appearance in the matches against the Hurricanes[4] and the Brumbies.[5]

References

  1. "NRU Profile". Northland Rugby. Northland Rugby. Retrieved 27 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Halfback is living hard-won dream". Fairfax Media. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 27 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Blues Development squad announced". Blues Rugby. Blues Rugby. Retrieved 27 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blues 30-12 Highlanders". South African Rugby Union. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "SA Rugby Match Centre – Brumbies 26-9 Blues". South African Rugby Union. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>