Player

Taufa'ao Filise - Prop

Taufa'ao Filise
Height188
Weight124
Date Of Birth26/05/1977
Place Of BirthNuku'alofa
EducationTupou College
ClubsCardiff, Pontypridd, Bath Rugby
RegionsCardiff Blues, Bay of Plenty, Blues, Chiefs
HonoursTonga
InvitationalPacific Islanders
A firm favourite at the Arms Park Taufa’ao Filise played 253 times for Cardiff Blues and also made 2 appearances for the Blue and Blacks. Nicknamed ‘The King of Tonga’ by the Arms Park crowd, the giant front row forward joined the Cardiff Blues from Bath in 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 Rugby side, where he played alongside former Cardiff Blues Number 8, Xavier Rush. Filise represented Tonga 29 times and was a member of their 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cup squads. He made his final appearance for Cardiff Blues in the 2018 European Challenge Cup Final at the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao as part of the team that defeated Gloucester 31 – 30. His reputation with the Arms Park supporters was enhanced even more when the day after the Cup Final he travelled home on the same flight as the supporters, rather than travelling back with the team a day later, in order to take his son to a swimming gala.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
2014-2015 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3