Talemaitoga Tuapati

Talemaitoga Tuapati is a Fijian rugby union footballer. He plays hooker for the Woodlands rugby club and for Southland in New Zealand.[1] Tuapati's selection to the Fijian squad came in 2010 after impressing selectors on the watch at the Pacific Rugby Cup tournament which included club teams from Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. He played at the 2014 Pacific Nations Cup.[2]

Talemaitoga Tuapati
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Tuapati post match representing Fiji
Full nameTalemaitoga Dautu Tuapati
Date of birth (1985-08-16) 16 August 1985 (age 35)
Place of birthSuva, Fiji
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight107 kg (236 lb; 16 st 12 lb)
SchoolRatu Kadavulevu School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Southland
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– Southland 25 (5)
2015 Stade Français 1 (0)
2015–2019 Provence 69 (65)
2019–2020 Carcassonne 16 (10)
Correct as of 7 September 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2018 Fiji 43 (15)
Correct as of 7 September 2020

In 2015 Tuapati was signed by Stade Français on a three-month deal as an injury replacement for Laurent Sempéré.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Savory, Logan. "Tuapati cements claim for Southland spot". 15 October 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ "The Stags' Flying Fijian, Talemaitoga Tuapati". Rugby Southland Inc. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Tuapati in as joker for Sempéré". Planet Rugby.com. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.

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