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Jone Tawake (born 17 April 1982) , (height 1.87m, weight 118kg), is a Fijian born rugby union player. He currently competes in the Super 14 competition and plays for the ACT Brumbies as a flanker and no.8. He formerly played for the New South Wales Waratahs. He is also known for having had a finger amputated.

Jone Tawake immigrated to Australia at a young age from Suva, Fiji. He originally attended the Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange before joining Super 14 team, the New South Wales Waratahs. He made his debut for the Waratahs in 2002 against the Chiefs and even managed to score a try, his only during his career to date. At the conclusion of the 2003 season, Tawake left the Waratahs after playing in ten matches over two seasons. He joined the ACT Brumbies in 2004 but has been hampered by injury since. He has managed just sixteen caps in three seasons for the Brumbies.

Personal Edit

Tawake was a volleyball schoolboy star during his earlier days before switching to Rugby Union. Goes by the nickname of 'Wacky' and more recently 'Stumpy' or Chubbs Peterson in light of his finger amputation. Is a big fan of American-Canadian actor/comedian Jim Carrey. Tawake married the beautiful Nadene Wells on December 9th, 2006.

Finger Amputation Edit

In October 2006, Tawake made the tough call to have his right ring finger chopped off after breaking it badly during the course of the 2006 Super 14 season. He originally had surgery to hold the finger in place after dislocating it, but the finger developed an infection and the only alternative was amputation. He is expected to make a full recovery and he still harbours ambitions of playing in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

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