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Taufa'ao Filise

Powerful Tongan prop Taufa’ao Filise is a formidable presence on the rugby field, weighing in a 19st 5lbs and standing a towering 6’4”. The giant front row forward is an exceptionally strong player who can play on both sides of the scrum having joined the Cardiff Blues from Bath RFC in May 2006

Filise, grew up in Tonga and went to Tupou College in Nuku’alofa. In 2000, he joined Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and later the Auckland Blues Super Twelve side where he played alongside former Blues Number 8, Xavier Rush. Filise has also represented Tonga 29 times and was a member of their 2007 and 2011 RWC squads.


Filise has confirmed his integral place in the Blues pack, having made well over a hundred appearances.

DOB26th May 1977
BirthplaceMalapo, Tonga
Height1.88 m (6' 2")
Weight124 kg (19 st 7 lb)
PositionProp
HonoursTonga (17 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
06/09/2013
Glasgow Warriors







80
13/09/2013
Connacht Rugby







79
20/09/2013
Zebre







50
27/09/2013
Leinster Rugby







80
06/10/2013
Edinburgh Rugby







69
13/10/2013
Exeter Chiefs







52
25/10/2013
Ulster Rugby







49
02/11/2013
Benetton Treviso







76
08/11/2013
Worcester Warriors







33
23/11/2013
Munster Rugby







65
30/11/2013
Benetton Treviso







59
06/12/2013
Glasgow Warriors







80
13/12/2013
Glasgow Warriors







56
21/03/2014
Ospreys







53
29/03/2014
Ulster Rugby







80
11/04/2014
Edinburgh Rugby







52
20/04/2014
Scarlets







54
Total Played 17 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1067
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
3







2013-2014 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
0 +1







2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
12 +1







2013-2014 Total

15 +2







2012-2013 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
3 +1







2012-2013 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
1 +3







2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
17 +3







2012-2013 Total

21 +7







2011-2012 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
5
1





5
2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
4







2011-2012 Total

9
1





5
2010-2011 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
5 +1




1


2010-2011 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
1







2010-2011 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
14 +3




1


2010-2011 Total

20 +4




2


2009-2010 - Amlin Challenge Cup
Cardiff Blues
3
2





10
2009-2010 - Friendly
Cardiff Blues
1







2009-2010 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
6
1





5
2009-2010 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
4 +1
1





5
2009-2010 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
13 +3
1





5
2009-2010 Total

27 +4
5





25
2008-2009 - EDF Energy Cup
Cardiff Blues
5
1





5
2008-2009 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
2 +5







2008-2009 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
10 +3
1





5
2008-2009 Total

17 +8
2





10
2007-2008 - EDF Energy Cup
Cardiff Blues
1







2007-2008 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
6 +1







2007-2008 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
6 +6







2007-2008 Total

13 +7







2006-2007 - EDF Energy Cup
Cardiff Blues
3







2006-2007 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
3 +3







2006-2007 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
9 +3







2006-2007 Total

15 +6







Total - Heineken Cup

33 +11
2



1

10
Total - LV= Cup

15 +5
2





10
Total - RaboDirect PRO12

85 +22
2



1

10
Total - Amlin Challenge Cup

3
2





10
Total - Friendly

1







Total

137 +38
8
0
0
0
2
0
40
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