Mahe Fonua

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Number

Date of Birth

24/12/92

Place of Birth

Melbourne, Australia

Height (cm)

179

Weight (kg)

100
Mahe Fonua

Profile

The West Tigers man will return to the Black & Whites after two seasons away from the club in the NRL having fought of interest from a number of rival clubs on both sides of the world.

The 26-year old Tongan international star first joined up with the Airlie Birds ahead of the historic 2016 campaign, and went on to become one of the club’s most exciting players of the Super League era.

Fonua played a key role in the club’s back-to-back Challenge Cup Final victories at Wembley Stadium, scoring in both games in the capital against Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors, including an impressive brace in the 2017 final.

The former Melbourne Storm man touched down 31 times in 58 appearances for Hull, and will be looking to add to his impressive record on his return for the 2020 campaign, joining a star-studded three-quarter line with the likes of Bureta Faraimo, Ratu Naulago, Carlos Tuimavave, Jake Connor, Josh Griffin and fellow new signing Adam Swift, all of whom will be available for selection in the outside backs.

A two-time Super League Dream Team member in 2016 and 2017, fans-favourite Fonua has enjoyed selection for Tonga at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup since leaving the club, and has featured prominently over the past 18-months for Michael Maguire’s side, featuring on both the wing and in the centres.

Previous Clubs: Melbourne Storm, West Tigers, Hull FC

Community Club: South Eastern Titans

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