|Tuimavave playing for the Warriors in 2008|
28 June 1984 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (16 st 7 lb)|
|2002–09||New Zealand Warriors||105||9||1||0||38|
|2013–||Hull Kingston Rovers||0||0||0||0||0|
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuimavave played his junior football for the Pt Chev Pirates, Richmond Rovers and Bartercard Cup team, Marist Richmond Brothers while being educated at Mount Roskill Grammar School and St Paul's College, which is noted for its rugby league teams. In 2002, he followed his uncle Tony's footsteps in joining National Rugby League team, the New Zealand Warriors. In Round 25 of the 2002 NRL season he made his NRL debut against the Northern Eagles. In early 2003, he was dropped and spent the next twelve months in the Bartercard Cup. In 2007, he played for the Auckland Lions in the NSWRL Premier League. He then cemented his place in the top 25-man squad and was regularly named on the bench in 2008. In 2009, Tuimavave suffered a serious injury and did not play a first-grade game until Round 21. His contract was not renewed for the 2010 season.
In September 2009, Tuimavave signed a 2-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2010. He tore his achilles tendon in Round 10 of the 2010 NRL season which ruled him out for the rest of year. Tuimavave made his return in Round 1 of the 2011 NRL season and went on to play 20 games that season. He then extended his stay into 2012.
In 2006, he was selected for New Zealand A, who played and won a match against an Australian Invitational side.
He was first named in the New Zealand Kiwis squad in 2007 when he was 18th man for the ANZAC day test. In 2008 he was named in the training squads for both the New Zealand and Samoan World Cup teams. After initially not being selected for the 24-man Kiwis squad he was called up as a replacement for the injured Jeff Lima and made his test debut against England.
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- Kilgallon, Steve (8 June 2009). "Tuimavave shown door". The Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
- 2002 Junior Kiwis Season NZRL.co.nz
- NZ 'A' 2006 NZRL.co.nz
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- "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
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- "League: Tuimavave continues family tradition". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2011.