TUPUO MA'AFU AFUNGIA
Welcome to the Legion family Tupou.
Tupou is a destructive loose forward who has played in both Tonga and NZ. He gained international honors when he represented Tonga at an U16s level and 2 years at U20s level.
He has just finished a very successful season in the NPC (National Provincial Championship) in NZ, playing for the Hawkes Bay Magpies. In 2022 Tupou was awarded the Graeme Lowe award which is judged on the criteria of commitment, loyalty, work ethic and promise.
“Tupou is a newbie to the MLR and SD Legion. After plying his trade in the NPC in NZ we look forward to him stamping his mark on the 2023 MLR season. His trademark is his physicality and we expect this on both sides of the ball - Attack & Defense. One to watch!” from Head Coach Danny Lee