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Joseph Ofahengaue (born 15 September 1995), also known by the nickname of "Jo"',[4] is a Tonga international rugby league professional footballer who plays as a prop and lock for the Wests Tigers in the NRL.

He previously played for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League, and has played at representative level for Queensland in the 2019 State of Origin series.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Ofahengaue is of Tongan and European descent,[5] and moved to Australia as a 9-year old.

Ofahengaue played his junior rugby league for the Ipswich Brothers and attended Forest Lake State High School and St Peter Claver College alongside fellow NRL players Tautau Moga and Anthony Milford.[6]

Ofahengaue is the nephew of Tongan-born Australian Wallabies rugby union player Viliami Ofahengaue.[7]

In 2012, he played for the Sydney Roosters SG Ball team.[8]

From 2013 to 2015, Ofahengaue played for the Brisbane Broncos' NYC team.[9][10][11]

On 3 May 2014, Ofahengaue played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team, playing off the interchange bench in the 30-8 loss at Penrith Stadium.[12] On 5 October 2014, Ofahengaue played in the Broncos Holden Cup Grand final against the Junior New Zealand Warriors, starting at prop in the 34-32 loss.[13] On 18 October 2014, he played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis, starting at prop in the 15-14 loss at Mt Smart Stadium.[14]

In round 2 of the 2015 NRL season, Ofahengaue made his NRL debut for the Brisbane Broncos against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, playing off the interchange bench in the 10-2 win at Shark Park.[15][16] On 2 May 2015, Ofahengaue again played for the Junior Kangaroos against Junior Kiwis, starting at prop in the 22-20 win at Robina Stadium.[17][18] On 1 June 2015, Ofahengaue re-signed with the Broncos on a two-year contract.[19] On 14 September 2015, Ofahengaue was named at prop in the 2015 NYC Team of the Year.[20] On 4 October 2015, in the Broncos 2015 NRL Grand Final against Queensland rivals the North Queensland Cowboys, Ofahengaue played off the interchange bench in the 17-16 heartbreaking golden point extra time loss.[21][22] Ofahengaue finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 14 matches for the Broncos in the 2015 NRL season. On 17 October 2015, Ofahengaue played for Tonga against the Cook Islands in their Asia-Pacific Qualifier for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, starting at lock in the 28-8 win at Campbelltown Stadium.[23]

On 12 January 2016, Ofahengaue was selected in the Queensland Maroons emerging squad.[24] In round 7 against the Newcastle Knights, Ofahengaue scored his first NRL career try in the 53-0 demolished win at Suncorp Stadium.[25] On 7 May 2016, Ofahengaue played for Tonga against Samoa in the 2016 Polynesian Cup, starting at lock in the 18-6 loss at Parramatta Stadium.[26] Later into the season, Ofahengaue found himself behind in the pecking order in the forward stocks in the likes of Jai Arrow and Tevita Pangai Junior and was languishing in the Queensland Cup, playing for the Souths Logan Magpies for the rest of the year after round 21.[27] Ofahengaue finished the 2016 NRL season with him playing in 16 matches and scoring 1 try.

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