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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3