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 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3