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Soane Tonga'uiha
Tonga
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Full name Soane Longopoa Tonga'uiha
Born January 21, 1982, Houma
Current age 32 years 222 days
Major teams Northampton Saints, Oyonnax, Pacific Islanders, Racing Metro, Tonga
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 288 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2012 16 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 0 31.25
Pacific Islanders 2004-2004 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Tonga 2005-2012 13 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 38.46
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pacific Islanders at Adelaide, Jul 3, 2004 match details
Last Test Italy v Tonga at Brescia, Nov 10, 2012 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2006-2013 121 100 21 75 15 0 0 0 69 50 2 57.85
Northampton Saints 2006-2013 121 100 21 75 15 0 0 0 69 50 2 57.85
Profile

A giant man, Tonga'uiha's power and turn-of-pace make him a dangerous weapon in the loose. He made his Test debut for the composite Pacific Islanders side in 2004 and began to make a name for himself in 2005-06 when with Bedford Blues in National One. After moving to Northampton Saints he again excelled in England's second tier and helped his new club to promotion. Having made his debut for Tonga in 2005 he was selected for the 2007 World Cup and played a big role in their eventful group campaign. He then played a prominent part in the Saints' Guinness Premiership and Heineken Cup exploits in 2009-10. In January 2010 it was announced that he would be joining Saracens, although he later turned his back on the move and signed a new deal with Saints, greatly angering his prospective employers.

And after shining throughout the 2010-11 Premiership season, Tonga'uiha earned a call-up to the 2011 Tongan World Cup squad.

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Saints confirm Tonga'uiha exit (Mar 14, 2013) Mallinder confirms offers for props (Nov 28, 2012) Saints to lose front-row duo? (Nov 27, 2012) Out of the shadows (Sep 8, 2011) Tonga primed for physical encounter (Sep 7, 2011) Soane Tonga'uiha news and articles (31) »
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Oct 14, 2012
Northampton's Soane Tonga'uiha prepares for contact
Northampton's Soane Tonga'uiha prepares for contact
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Nov 9, 2011
The Northampton Saints front-row crank up the intensity ahead of Saturday's game with Munster
The Northampton Saints front-row crank up the intensity ahead of Saturday's game with Munster
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Nov 9, 2011
Northampton Saints fullback Ben Foden has a laugh during training
Northampton Saints fullback Ben Foden has a laugh during training
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Nov 9, 2011
Northampton Saints fly-half Ryan Lamb swings the ball on during training
Northampton Saints fly-half Ryan Lamb swings the ball on during training
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