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Sila Puafisi (born 15 April 1988) is a Tongan international rugby union player, currently playing for La Rochelle in the Top 14. He previously played for Glasgow Warriors.[1]

Sila Puafisi
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Birth nameSila K.V. Puafisi
Date of birth (1988-04-15) April 15, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthTefisi, Tonga
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight268 lb (19 st 2 lb; 122 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2015
2015–2017
2017–18
2018-
Gloucester Rugby
Glasgow Warriors
CA Brive
Stade Rochelais
34
45
17
3
(5)
(10)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 2 Nov 2018
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 Tasman Makos 11 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011− Tonga 27 (0)
Correct as of 16 June 2017

Rugby Union careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

He played for Tasman Makos where they won the 2013 ITM Cup.[2]

He moved, in 2013, to Gloucester Rugby in the Aviva Premiership and was part of the squad that won the 2014–15 European Rugby Challenge Cup[3] but was not used in the Final match[4] against Edinburgh Rugby.

It was announced on 27 August 2015 that the prop had signed for Pro12 champions Glasgow Warriors on a one-year deal.[5]

On 3 January 2017, Puafisi signs for French club CA Brive in the Top 14 from the 2017-18 season.[6]

He signed for La Rochelle for the 2018-19 season.[1]

International careerEdit

He made his international debut for Tonga in the 2011 IRB Pacific Nations Cup against Japan, losing at 28–27. He was called up to Tonga for the 2013 Autumn Internationals against Romania, France and Wales.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sila PUAFISI". Stade Rochelais.
  2. ^ "Gloucester sign Tonga International Sila Puafusi from Tasman Makos in New Zealand". Sky Sports. 25 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Edinburgh v Gloucester - Rugby Union - BBC Sport". BBC Sport.
  4. ^ "Edinburgh vs Gloucester match report: Gloucester hold on for European Challenge Cup glory despite controversial Billy Meakes red card". The Independent.
  5. ^ "Warriors clinch Puafisi signing". glasgowwarriors.org.
  6. ^ "Brive to sign Tonga and Glasgow Warriors tight-head prop Sila Puafisi". BBC Sport. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Sila Puafisi Profile". ESPN scrum.

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