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Sefo Kautai (born 16 August 1996) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a tighthead prop for Waikato in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and for the Chiefs in the international Super Rugby competition.[1][2][3]

Sefo Kautai
Full nameSosefo Siulangapo Vito Kautai
Date of birth (1996-08-16) 16 August 1996 (age 23)
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight133 kg (20 st 13 lb; 293 lb)
SchoolSacred Heart College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Current team Waikato / Chiefs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016– Waikato 11 (5)
2017– Chiefs ()
Correct as of 3 November 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016 New Zealand Under-20 5 (0)
Correct as of 3 November 2016

Senior careerEdit

Kautai debuted for Waikato in a Ranfurly Shield defense against King Country in July 2016 and went on to make 11 appearances for the province throughout 2016, scoring one try in the process.[2][4]

Super RugbyEdit

Kautai's impressive performances anchoring Waikato's scrum saw him earn a Super Rugby contract with Hamilton-based franchise, the Chiefs ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season.[1]


Kautai was a member of the New Zealand Under-20 side which competed in the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in England, making 5 appearances.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Chiefs 2017 Squad Guide" (PDF). All Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Sefo Kautai Chiefs Player Profile". Chiefs Rugby. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Sefo Kautai Waikato Player Profile". Mooloo Rugby. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Sefo Kautai itsrugby Player Statistics". it's rugby. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  5. ^ "New Zealand under-20 squad named for world champs". News Hub. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Younger brothers of All Blacks named in under-20s squad". New Zealand Herald. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.