Rugby World Cup 2019: James Faiva (Tonga)

  • 05/04/2019

Born: June 13, 1994 in Tonga

Position: First-five 

Club: SilverStorm El Salvador    

Height: 1.85

Weight: 89kg

Caps:  5

Spanish club SilverStorm El Salvador are not known for providing lots of Rugby World Cup players, but they are home to Tonga's secret weapon. 

The 25-year-old flyhalf, who won his first caps in the recent Pacific Nations Cup, has impressed Toutai Kefu with his form in Spain and the coach hopes he will lead the islanders’ attack.

Kurt Morath is the incumbent playmaker, but can shift to second-five, meaning Faiva could be unleashed on the world stage.