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Chris Halaʻufia

Chris Hala'ufia
Birth name Chris Hala'ufia
Date of birth (1978-10-24) 24 October 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Neiafu, Tonga
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Number eight
Current team London Welsh
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003-2004
2004–2005
2005–2006
2006–2008
2008–2014
2014
2014–
Bradford & Bingley
Gran Parma
Rotherham Titans
Harlequins
London Irish
Scarlets
London Welsh

17
19
31

(50)
(5)
(25)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2009 Tonga 24 (25)
Correct as of 10 November 2011

Chris Hala'ufia (born 24 October 1978) is a back row forward who plays rugby union football for English club London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership and Tonga. He is well known for his ability to break tackles. Hala'ufia originally made a name for himself with Bradford & Bingley RFC, when he made his début in the English game in the 2003–4 season. At that time Bradford & Bingley were in North 1, but ran away with the league title, with Hala'uifa contributing 27 tries during the campaign. The club also won the Intermediate Cup at Twickenham in April 2004, Hala'uifa's final game for the club before moving on to Italy for the 2004/5 season.

Hala'ufia returned to England to play for Rotherham Titans in the 2005/6 season where he made his name and reputation as someone with the potential to play at the highest level. He subsequently moved to Harlequins for 2006–08 along with David Strettle.

He moved onto London Irish for the 2008–09 season, where he appeared in 31 out of 34 games and helped take them to the Guinness Premiership Final against Leicester Tigers.

In June 2014, it was confirmed that Hala'ufia had signed for Welsh region the Scarlets.[2] But, he left the club just months after joining, without making a single appearance. He moved to London Welsh, originally on loan, before making the move permanent in October 2014.[3]

References

  1. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Scarlets recruit Tongan number eight Chris Hala'ufia". Bbc.co.uk. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Scarlets send Chris Hala'ufia out on loan to London Welsh". Walesonline.co.uk. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 

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