Ofa Tuungafasi

24 Jul 2016
Ofa Tu’ungafasi is an imposing character – standing at 1.95m and weighing 126kg.

He represented New Zealand at Under 17, School boy and Under 20 grades. Tu’ungafasi was the first player to be selected for the New Zealand secondary Schools team from a 1B school since All Black Keven Mealamu.

He had a stand out season for the Blues in 2015, securing a position in the starting line up throughout their campaign, which resulted in his inclusion in the June All Blacks camp.
He is joined by younger brother Isi in this year’s ITM Cup squad.

School: Mangere College

Job/course of study outside of rugby: Social/youth work

First position you played: Hooker

Ruby idol growing up: Jerry Collins/Carl Hayman

Favourite ground to play at: Eden Park

Biggest influence of your rugby: My parents and brothers

Favourite meal to cook: Crispy salmon, veggies and kumara

If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be: Heavyweight Boxing


Position Prop
Born 19/04/1992
Height/Weight 1.95m / 123kg
Auckland Debut 2012 v Hawke's Bay
Auckland Caps 38
Auckland Points 10
Super Rugby Caps 28
Super Rugby Debut 2013 v Hurricanes