Chris Hala'Ufia, the Tongan international back row player, has gained a reputation as being one of the most dynamic and destructive Number 8's in the game since joining the club on a three year deal in July 2008.
The 30-year-old, Tongan born forward joined after two seasons with Harlequins having previously played for Rotherham and Grand Parma in Italy.
With 20 international caps for his country, Hala'Ufia brought valuable experience to the Exiles' back row and has been terrifying defences ever since.
His strong running has really caught the eye in the past two seasons and his impressive tally of 10 tries in 54 matches does not quite do justice to the frequency which the former policeman smashes through the despairing tackles of his opponents.
In his first season he played in all of London Irish's Guinness Premiership matches and earned him the title of Best Newcomer at the club's end-of-season awards ceremony. Halu'Ufia was back on the winners' rostrum 12 months later, when he was crowned as Player's Player of the Season for the 2009/10 campaign.
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|Weight:||120kgs / 18st 13lbs|
|Height:||193cm / 6ft 4ins|
|Date of Birth:||24/10/1978|
|Former Clubs:||, Harlequins, GRAN Parma, Police|
|Chris 's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|
|Chris 's Test Stats:||Win Rate||Total|
|Country||Won: 4 Drawn: - Lost: 16||Tonga|
|Drop Goals||-||International Points||10|