Afusipa Taumoepeau rugby player
Afusipa Taumoepeau rugby player

Afusipa Taumoepeau

26th Jan 1990 1.84m/100kg Outside Centre

Tonga 45-24 Romania: Tonga leave with heads held high

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga finished their Rugby World Cup 2023 campaign on a high with an entertaining 45-24 Pool B victory over Romania in front of 45,000 fans at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille. The Ikale Tahi swept into a...

Match Preview: Tonga v Romania

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that there’s nothing to play for in the penultimate match of the pool phase.  No, Pool B opponents Tonga and Romania haven’t won a match at Rugby...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: South Africa v Tonga

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a call-up to South Africa’s squad following Malcolm Marx’s Rugby World Cup-ending injury, Handré Pollard starts at 10 against Tonga in Marseille on Sunday, winning his first Springbok...

Paea starts at number eight - Tonga announce team to play South Africa

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu has named his match-day 23 to face South Africa in Stade de Marseille on Sunday 1 October, with Semisi Paea starting at number eight in place of the suspended Vaea Fifita, following...

Gregor Townsend calls on his Scotland stand-ins to seize chance in Romania clash

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gregor Townsend has called on his Scotland stand-ins to seize their chance to impress against Romania on Saturday and play their way into contention for involvement in what is shaping up to be a box-office...

Hooker Johnny Matthews is a perfectly able deputy for Scotland – John Dalziel

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

John Dalziel is adamant new recruit Johnny Matthews will prove a perfectly able deputy after Scotland’s World Cup hooker curse continued with the departure of Stuart McInally from the squad. It...

Gregor Townsend thinks standard of officiating at World Cup needs to improve

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend insisted the standard of officiating at the World Cup needs to improve after being left perplexed by the decision not to issue a red card to Tonga’s Afusipa Taumoepeau...

SCO 45-17 TGA: Scotland bag bonus-point win in lively encounter

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland kept their quarter-final hopes alive with a 45-17 bonus point victory over Tonga in a physical Pool B battle at Stade de Nice.Hooker George Turner was driven over by his fellow forwards to give...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: Scotland v Tonga

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A fortnight after they were outmuscled and outpaced by defending champions South Africa in Marseille, Scotland will want to kickstart their Rugby World Cup challenge against Tonga, in Nice – a couple...

RWC Match Preview: Scotland v Tonga

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A fortnight after they were outmuscled and outpaced by defending champions South Africa in Marseille, Scotland will want to kickstart their Rugby World Cup challenge against Tonga, in Nice – a couple...