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Regional All Star Ultimate XV | Tighthead prop

Blues News | 23rd April 2020


With Gethin Jenkins and Ken Owens cementing the first two spots of the Regional All Star Ultimate XV, it's time to complete the front row.

There's some competition vying for the number three jersey, with Welsh internationals John Davies, Adam Jones and Rhys Thomas all competing from the other regions. In respect, all three were top class tightheads in their day.

But how could it be anyone else but The King of Tonga, Taufa’ao Filise?

Physically, Fa'ao was super human, playing into his 40s and becoming an all round legend at Cardiff Arms Park. One opposition player in the latter stages of Filise's career, described being tackle by him "like running into a fridge", Fa'ao made a stunning 255 appearances for Cardiff Blues. Make sure you vote and ensure The King of Tonga wears the number three jersey in this side!

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