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Sione Kalamafoni

  • Date of Birth18 May 1988
  • BirthplaceMatahau, Tonga
  • Height1.96m (6' 5)
  • Weight120.8kg (19st 0lbs)


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Tonga international back-rower Sione Kalamafoni moved to Leicester in the summer of 2017 after five seasons with Gloucester and ended his maiden season as the Players’ Player of the Year.

A strong ball-carrier, Kalamafoni played in all four matches for Tonga in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, catching the eye with a man-of-the-match performance in a famous victory over France.

He had moved to Gloucester for the start of the 2012/13 season after a spell with Nottingham in the Championship and picked up the Season Ticket Holders’ Player of the Season award in his first year at Kingsholm.

After a second World Cup in 2015, Kalamafoni was Gloucester’s Players’ Player of the Season and Coaches’ Player of the Season in 2015/16.

He joined Tigers for the 2017/18 season and topped the season’s figures for ball-carrying and tackles, as well as making more first-team appearances (25, all starts) than any of his team-mates. Another 24 starts followed in 2018/19 when he once again topped the stats for his work around the pitch.

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Twitter: @s_kalamafoni

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