Dan Faleafa Signs For SC Albi

Former New Zealand Under 20s and current Tongan International Dan Faleafa has signed on with French ProD2 side SC Albi for the next two season.

After making his international debut for Tonga during the Pacific Nations Cup in 2013, Dan then went on to experience life as a player/coach in Sri Lanka before coming to Australia to join Randwick for their Shute Shield campaign.

His ability to cover anywhere in the back five of the pack make Dan a very valuable addition to Albi and hopefully his form with them over the next season will see him earn a World Cup spot with the always entertaining Tonga Ikale Tahi.

Pettowa Paraka Earns Bench Spot For Reds

Called in as a replacement for injured Saia Faingaa last weekend against the Stormers, The A-Team Sports Pettowa Paraka has once again earned a bench spot to face The Western Force at Suncorp Stadium this weekend.

The promising young front rower who came through the Australian Schoolboys and Australian Under 20s program continued to shine last month for the Reds A during the Pacific Rugby Cup where the Reds finished runners up to the Argentine Pampas.

Earmarked as a future Wallaby, Pettowa earned the praises of Rod Kafer in the pre-game commentary; “A very big, young man out of Papua New Guinea, a great ball carrier, can play hooker, can play prop…He’s got plenty of physical attributes, great around the field though, gets around really well and good skills and only 19 years old…Good young prospect”.

Hopefully this weekend sees Pettowa earn his first Super Rugby cap and we wish him all the best.