- Date of Birth: 24/12/1992
- Birthplace: Melbourne
- Height: 5”10
- Weight: 105kg
- Cas Debut: vs Salford - February 11th 2022
- Heritage Number: #1018
- Previous Clubs: Melbourne Storm, Hull FC, Wests Tigers
- Amateur Club: South Eastern Titans
Explosive. Exciting. Entertaining. Mahe Fonua brings his highlight reel of big hits, great finishes, and juking runs to The Jungle for 2022 after joining from Hull FC on an initial one-year deal.
Mahe's professional career began when he played for Melbourne Storm's NYC (Under 20's) team between 2010-2012 and made his NRL debut in 2012 as the first Victorian-born player to play for the Storm at the top level. Over the next three years, he would establish himself as a quality player, featuring in Tonga's 2013 World Cup squad.
In 2016 Fonua made the move to join Hull FC, linking up with Lee Radford, and was outstanding for the Black & Whites playing a big role in their double Challenge Cup-winning years in 16' and 17' - being named in the Dream Team both seasons.
Following a two-year stint back in the NRL with West Tigers, Mahe made the return back to Hull FC for 2020 and 2021, but the time for a new challenge came up with 2022 with the Tigers.
Fonua knows what it's like to work with Radford, and has impressed in the pre-season with his determination to be at his very best in 2022. Definitely a player to watch and enjoy!