Finau Maka started his playing career for Auckland and NZ age group teams.
He played over 50 games for Auckland NPC Team and the Hurricanes, Blues and Highlanders before leaving to play in France.
He played two Rugby World Cups for Tonga and was one of the stars of the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
In 2011 he led his country to beat France in the biggest upset in the Rugby World Cup history. France went on to almost beat the All Blacks in the final.