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Salesi Ma'afu
Australia
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Full name Ratu Salesi L. Ma'afu
Born March 26, 1983, Sydney, NSW
Current age 31 years 129 days
Major teams Australia A, Brumbies, Force, Northampton Saints, Australia
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 279 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2011 14 12 2 5 1 0 0 0 9 5 0 64.28
Bledisloe Cup 2010-2011 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 25.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 2 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2010-2011 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 42.85

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Fiji at Canberra, Jun 5, 2010 match details
Last Test Wales v Australia at Millennium Stadium, Dec 3, 2011 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2013-2014 19 19 0 5 1 0 0 0 15 3 1 81.57
Northampton Saints 2013-2014 19 19 0 5 1 0 0 0 15 3 1 81.57
Profile

Having established himself at Super 14 level with the ACT Brumbies, Ma'afu was selected to tour with the Wallabies in the 2009 spring squad. Ma'afu had already represented Australia A at Pacific Nations Cups and had also turned out for the Barbarians. The powerful front rower, who has Tongan and Fijian heritage, switched from rugby league to union as a youngster before climbing through the Sydney and NSW juniors ranks to make his Super Rugby debut in 2007. In 2010 he won his Test debut at tight-head against Fiji, facing off against his brother, Campese. He retained his place for Tests against England and Ireland in the absence of Benn Robinson and Ben Alexander but was yellow-carded as part of an inexperienced front-row that shipped two penalty tries against the English in the first Test at Subiaco Oval.

Despite not registering an appearance for the Wallabies during the 2010-11 season, Ma'afu will go to the World Cup having been named in their 30-man squad.

Latest Articles
Ma'afu banned for Challenge Cup final (May 21, 2014) Barwell confirms North talks (Mar 28, 2013) Wallabies prop Ma'afu joins Northampton (Feb 4, 2013) Fiji face anxious wait over five players (Sep 1, 2011) Brumbies lose Ma'afu to Force (May 18, 2011) Salesi Ma'afu news and articles (12) »
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May 16, 2014
Northampton's Salesi Ma'afu punches Tom Youngs
Northampton's Salesi Ma'afu punches Tom Youngs
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Apr 20, 2014
Northampton's Salesi Ma'afu scores their fourth try
Northampton's Salesi Ma'afu scores their fourth try
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Jul 13, 2013
The Force's Salesi Ma'afu spilled blood for the cause against the Brumbies
The Force's Salesi Ma'afu spilled blood for the cause against the Brumbies
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Oct 1, 2011
Russia's Denis Simplikevich dives across for his try
Russia's Denis Simplikevich dives across for his try
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