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Player Details

Position Tighthead prop
Born 9/08/1986
Height 186cm
Weight 120kg
Province Tasman Makos
Provincial Caps  39
Provincial Debut 2012 v North Harbour (Auckland)
Super Rugby Caps 14
Super Rugby Points 0
Super Rugby Debut  2016 v Hurricanes


Tongan born prop, Siosiua Halanukonuka, joined the Highlanders for his first Super Rugby season in 2015 and proved to be a solid signing. Halanukonuka is no stranger to big games after debuting for the Tongan national-side in 2004, against Georgia in Tblisi, he came on as a second-half replacement in a 23-9 victory for his side. During the 2016 season Halanukonuka made his Super Rugby debut against the Hurricanes in Dunedin and earned himself 14 Super Rugby caps in total. Halanukonuka plays for Tasman in the ITM Cup and has done so since 2013 where he made 11 appearanes in his first season helping Tasman gain promotion to the Championship competition. 

What is your best rugby moment to date? ITM cup final in 2013
Team you most want to beat Blues
Favourite singer/band? Back Street Boys
Best advice your mother gave you? Behave
If you weren't a rugby player, what would you be doing? Working hard
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? Everything!