- 189 cm
- Date of Birth:
- 06 November 1995
- 123 kg
- Meadowbank, NSW
- Debut Club:
- Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
- 14 April 2016
- Parramatta Eels
- Previous Club:
- Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
- Junior Club:
- Mascot Jets, Sydney
The imposing 189cm, 118kg prop’s acquisition last September followed the signing of his Mate Ma'a Tonga teammate Ben Murdoch-Masila from Warrington, Parramatta Eels prop Kane Evans and St George Illawarra centre Euan Aitken plus ex-Canberra back rower Jack Murchie, who was signed on an extended deal after initially joining the Vodafone Warriors only until the end of the 2020 season.
Fonua-Blake, who was granted a release from his contract with Manly after playing his 97th and last match for the club on September 11, didn’t line up for the Sea Eagles in their season-ending encounter with the Vodafone Warriors.
After being used predominantly as an interchange prop in his first two seasons he had been a first-choice starting front rower for Manly since 2018.
In 15 appearances in 2020 averaged 167 metres and 26 tackles a game while across his career he averages 125 metres and 21 tackles a match.
He made his international debut with the Kiwis in 2017 but then switched to Tonga in 2018 and has been a key contributor to the island nation's development into a world force.
Fonua-Blake had an outstanding debut for his new club as Vodafone Warrior #252 in the 19-6 season-opening win over Gold Coast on March 13, making 202 metres from 19 runs.
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2023 Season - By Round
|Round||Opponent||Score||Position||Minutes Played||Tries||Goals||Points||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Hit Up Running Metres||Kick Return Metres|
|1||Knights||Won||20 - 12||Prop||44||-||-||-||-||-||3||40||-||17||26||-||135||122||13|
|2||Roosters||Lost||20 - 12||Prop||55||1||-||4||-||1||2||58||-||15||32||1||144||118||-|
|3||Cowboys||Won||12 - 26||Prop||41||-||-||-||1||-||3||58||1||12||23||1||144||144||-|
|4||Bulldogs||Won||16 - 14||Prop||49||-||-||-||-||1||4||45||-||15||23||2||148||91||56|
Career By Season
|Year||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Forced Drop Outs||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|
|Year Start||Year End||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Forced Drop Outs||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|
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