Tanginoa Halaifonua rugby player
Tanginoa Halaifonua rugby player

Tanginoa Halaifonua

20th Sep 1996 1.96m/115kg No 4 Lock

Halaifonua is a rangy Tongan second-row, currently playing in the TOP14 for Lyon.

The young second-row made only one appearance in the TOP14 during the 2016-17 season.

Halaifonua spent two seasons with Lyon before signing with RC Massy on loan for another two seasons.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Halaifonua has had 3 Europen Cups appearances.

In 2019 he extended with Lyon OU for two additional seasons 3 , but finally committed to FC Grenoble for two years from July 2020

During the 2022-2023 season , his club finished in second place in the regular phase of the championship and qualified for the final where they lost to Oyonnax.

He has recently been included in Tonga's final training squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

S.C June 23


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2021 - present
Untitled design (1) Stade Francais
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2023 - present
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No 4 Lock
2018 - 2019
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No 4 Lock
2017 - 2020
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2020 - 2023