Two new additions in Timisoara Saracens’ forwards pack for the 2019/20 season




Timisoara Saracens have signed two more first row players before the Superliga kickoff next week




Paea FONOIFUA and German ARANDA are Timisoara Saracens’ new additions of today. The two players are props, the first one from Tonga, the second one from Argentina. The two new lions will wear the Timisoara Saracens jersey for the first time tomorrow, August 24th, in the third Romania Cup round against CS Tomitanii Constanta. Here are the players details:


  • Paea FONOIFUA, 26 years old, Tonga

      Height: 190 cm

      Weight: 128 kg

      Position: Loosehead/Tighthead Prop

      Previous clubs:

      2013-2016 – Kolofoou Rugby Club, Tonga

      2017-2018 – Tavatuutolu Rugby Club, Tonga

      2019 – UWA Rugby Club, Australia

      International career

      2018-2019 – Tonga A


  • German ARANDA,  31 years old, Argentina

      Height: 180 cm

      Weight: 118 kg

      Position: Loosehead/Tighthead Prop

      Previous clubs:

      First club - En Chaco Rugby Club, Argentina

      2009-2016 – Sixty Rugby Club, Argentina

      2017-2018 – Sant Cugat Rugby Club, Spain

      2018 – CDUP Rugby, Portugal

      2019 – Sixty Rugby Club, Argentina

      International career:

      2019 – Paraguay



„I am happy to be in Romania, I’d like to thank the coaches and the club for giving me the opportunity of playing for Timisoara Saracens. I am excited and honoured to perform tomorrow and I will do my best to not disappoint.” (Paea Fonoifua)


„I am in Romania for the first time and I am happy to be able to play for Timisoara Saracens. I hope to prove the coaches, my new colleagues and the Timisoara fans that they can trust me on the pitch.” (German Aranda)


„In my opinion, Paea is a very mobile and dynamic prop, bringing speed to the game. He can be one of Timisoara Saracens’ impact players, having also some international experience with Tonga U20 and Tonga A. He’s a young, perspective player and I hope he can bring more dynamics into our game.

As for German Aranda, he is an experienced player who can offer us the consistency we now need in our forwards pack. He’s a good, dynamic defender and I hope he can bring on the pitch the determination and the strength needed in our scrums.” (Ulises Gamboa, Forwards Coach)

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