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Sonatane Takulua (born 11 January 1991) is a Tongan rugby union player. He plays in the Scrum-Half position for the England based Gallagher Premiership side, Newcastle Falcons. Takulua also represents Tonga at international level.[1]

Sonatane Takulua
Full nameSonatane Takulua
Date of birth (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthLapaha, Tonga
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb; 212 lb)
SchoolDargaville High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-Half
Current team Newcastle Falcons
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2014 Northland 26 (30)
2014 Blues 0 (0)
2015– Newcastle Falcons 83 (260)
Correct as of 11 September 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Tonga 34 (195)
Correct as of 11 September 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2013 Tonga 1
Correct as of 22 March 2019

Early lifeEdit

Takalua was born in Lapaha, Tonga and moved to New Zealand with his family when he was 11.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2012, Takulua was signed by Northland after a year on a development contract.

In 2014, he was signed by the Blues on a development contract.[3] Although he was named in the matchday squad in two consecutive matches, he failed to make an appearance in the matches against the Hurricanes[4] and the Brumbies.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NRU Profile". Northland Rugby. Northland Rugby. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Takulua living the dream in Tonga's 2015 Rugby World Cup side".
  3. ^ "Blues Development squad announced". Blues Rugby. Blues Rugby. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Blues 30-12 Highlanders". South African Rugby Union. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Brumbies 26-9 Blues". South African Rugby Union. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2016.

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