He was 73.
Kaniva News reports ‘Inoke’s death on February 25 was announced by his family.
‘Inoke, who was also known as Ernest Hayes Nuku, was a break away in the legendary team.
He was a colossus of a man in his playing days, standing about 190 centimetres tall.
He will be buried at the Kalevalio cemetery today, Friday March 3, after mass at the Catholic Church in Tofoa, Tongatapu.
The service is expected to be attended by hundreds of people.
Former ‘Ikale Tahi captain and head coach Fe’ao Vunipola remembered ‘Inoke when he was in the field.