Valentino Mapapalangi arrived at the Manawatu Turbos in 2015 from Waikato. Having played for the Chiefs development side in 2015, Valentino arrived as a promising young player. He spent two seasons with Manawatu covering lock and loose forward, before heading overseas and making his international debut for Tonga.
- Position: Lock
- Number of Manawatu Games: 9
- High School Club: Liston College, Sacred Heart College
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 18 July 1993