James Finlay

James Finlay

Position: Lock

Died 06/04/1966

A firm favourite at the Arms Park Taufa’ao Filise played over 250 times for Cardiff Blues and also made 2 appearances for the Blue and Blacks. Nicknamed ‘The King of Tonga’ by the Arms Park crowd, the giant front row forward joined the Cardiff Blues from Bath in 2006.  Filise, grew up in Tonga and went to Tupou College in Nuku’alofa. In 2000 he joined Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and later the Auckland Blues Super Rugby side, where he played alongside former Cardiff Blues Number 8, Xavier Rush. Filise represented Tonga 29 times and was a member of their 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cup squads.


Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Ireland 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Queen's College Belfast - Cardiff -
Education: - Queen's University, Belfast -
Honours: - Ireland -

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