He played soccer until being introduced to rugby in high school.
About Sitaleki Timani
Tongan-born, Australian professional rugby union footballer who became known as a lock for the Waratahs and Wallabies.
He was born in 1986 in Kolonga, Tonga.
Friends and colleagues
His younger brother, Lopeti Timani, became number 8 for the NSW Waratahs.
He decided to try to play for Australia during the 2011 Rugby World Cup instead of his native Tonga; he ended up not making the team.