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Q: Epi Taione ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Epi Taione
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: esteves-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Aug 2006 05:39 PDT
Expires: 05 Sep 2006 05:39 PDT
Question ID: 753098
After the ban and leaving Sale Sharks, has Epi Taione continued
playing? If so, where? If not, did he quit rugby completely or
remained involved in coaching/developing activities?
Subject: Re: Epi Taione
Answered By: livioflores-ga on 06 Aug 2006 09:21 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

He is now playing for the Japanese team Sanyo Wild Knights:

Unfortunately the english page of this team is not well updated, but
its  japanese version is, see Taione's page:
"Epeli Taione":

Use the BabelFish translator to read it in english, just copy and
paste the URL address on the Web page translation box and select
Japanese to English:

I found him by an indirect method, after researching for him I found
he is continuing playing for Tonga's National Team at the IRB Pacific
5 Nations tournament and, lucky me!!, Tonga players appear listed with
the team where the play as proffesionals:
"Tonga rugby news, commentary, fun, fixtures, results, downloads and
features from":
"..., Epeli Taione (Sanyo, Japan - captain),..."

From here I searched for such Sanyo team and found the Wild Knights
english page with no results, continuing the research I found at "The
Unofficial Japanese Rugby Site (in English)" that:
"... (The Sanyo Wild Knights English page is not fully up to date by the way..."

Then I went to the japanese Sanyo Wild Knights' page and following the
links to reach the members page and the same on the NEW! members
listed I reached the Taione's page.
Sanyo Wild Knights (Japanese):

Members page:
The last link on ??? box, labeled with the NEW! banner is the Taione's
name in Japanese.

I hope this helps you. 

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