Tanginoa Halaifonua rugby player
Tanginoa Halaifonua rugby player

Tanginoa Halaifonua

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

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: South Africa v Tonga

9 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

9 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...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: Scotland v Tonga

10 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

10 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...

UPDATED: Tonga make two changes to squad for Rugby World Cup 2023

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Toutai Kefu has called up two medical replacements to his Tonga squad for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France, with Siate Tokolahi replacing prop Feao Fotuaika and Patrick Pellegrini replacing fly-half...

Tameifuna leads from the front row - Tonga name team to play Ireland

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu has named his match-day 23 to face Ireland at Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes on Saturday, with captain Ben Tameifuna forming part of a heavyweight front row.   1 Siegfried...

Tonga omit Folau, pick uncapped Coleman for World Cup

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Australia fullback Israel Folau missed out on Tonga's Rugby World Cup squad while former Wallabies teammate Adam Coleman was picked even though he's yet to play for Tonga. Tonga included five former...

Folau, Piutau, Fekitoa drop out of Tonga's matchday squad to face Samoa

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga have made mass changes to their matchday 23 after a crushing 36-0 defeat to Fiji in their Pacific Nations Cup opener.   Facing Samoa this weekend (kick-off 1am BST), there are seven changes...

Ranked: The Heaviest Test Packs This July

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The test season is back, and with all the squads locked in for July, we check the scales and see which team could field the heaviest pack.       Taking the weights listed...

Israel Folau and Charles Piutau will return to test rugby in July with Tonga

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu has named his squad for the Pacific Nations Cup & World Cup Qualifier 2022 this July.   Kefu has included former Wallaby outside back Israel Folau and...