Joseph Wilson Vaka

Joseph Vaka
Birth nameJoseph Wilson Vaka
Date of birth (1980-11-21) November 21, 1980 (age 41)
Place of birthKolofo'ou, Tonga
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight113 kg (249 lb)
SpouseSimmy Kwon Vaka
ChildrenAila Jae Rose, Jona Joseph & Levi Wilson
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007-2008 Havelock Sports Club ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
World Fighting Bull
Toyota Shokki Shuttles


Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-2012 Tonga Tonga 36 40
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2003-2005 Tonga Tonga World Series

Joseph Wilson Vaka (born 21 November 1980)[1] in Kolofo'ou, Tonga) is rugby union footballer. He plays at outside centre or wing. He played for Havelock Sports Club in Sri Lanka in 2007 before moving to Japan. He was with the World Fighting Bulls in Kobe, Hyogo before he came to Toyota Shokki Shuttles[1] in Kariya, Aichi where he currently resides.

In 2007 Vaka was cautioned by UK police after assaulting a fan at Heathrow airport.[2]

Personal life[]

Vaka is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3]


  1. ^ a b "TOYOTA INDUSTRIES SHUTTLES". Japan Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Tonga star Joseph Vaka cautioned by police". The Times. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Famous Mormons in Rugby". famous 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-03-17.