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Afa Pakalani

  • Date of Birth2 Aug 1989
  • BirthplaceHa'ateiho, Tonga
  • Height1.83m (6' 0)
  • Weight88kg (13st 12lbs)

Tonga international Atieli ‘Afa’ Pakalani joined Leicester Tigers in the opening weeks of the 2017/18 season after previous experience in Australia and New Zealand.

A former captain of Tonga Under-20s and a member of Australia’s Sevens programme, Pakalani won his first Test caps with Tonga against Pacific rivals Fiji and Samoa in the summer of 2017.

Comfortable across the back-three positions in the backline, Pakalani made his Super Rugby debut with the Waratahs as a teenager in 2011 and played for Auckland in the ITM Cup before making his Test debut against Samoa at Nuku A’lofa in 2017.

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