3. Epeli Taione… was Paddy Power
Taione controversially changed his name to Paddy Power for the duration of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in a sponsorship deal agreed with the Irish bookmaker. the sponsorship deal financed the Tongan preparation for the World Cup. The Tongans nearly beat the eventual winner, South Africa, and lost narrowly to the other finalist, England.
DID YOU KNOW? He is involved in a few business ventures around the world including clubs and bars in London.