Ofa Tu’ungafasi

Ofa Tu’ungafasi
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SNAPSHOT

  • Number: 215
  • Position: Prop
  • Born: 19/04/92
  • Height: 1.95m
  • Weight: 129kg
  • Province: Auckland
  • Provincial Debut: 2012 v Hawke's Bay
  • Blues Debut: 2013 v Hurricanes
  • Blues Caps: 57 (56 SR)
  • Test Caps: 4
  • Test Debut: 2016 v Wales

The 2016 season has been a breakthrough one for the likeable Blues prop, making two appearances for the All Blacks and been a fulltime member of the All Blacks squad.

The prop is renowned for his focus both in training and on the field, especially in defence.

While at Mangere College, Tu’ungafasi was brought through the Auckland and Blues Development Squads. He also represented New Zealand at Under 17 and Under 20 grades and made the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 2010.

In 2015, Tu’ungafasi started every game during the Blues’ season bar one due to concussion and in 2016 played in all 15 games. He has now played 43 games in total for the Blues. Off the field, Ofa has been recognised for his community engagement. He opted to shave off a full head of dreads to raise money for Starship Children’s Hospital in April 2015.