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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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Birth nameTalemaitoga Dautu Tuapati
Date of birth (1985-08-16) 16 August 1985 (age 34)
Place of birthSuva, Fiji
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight107 kg (16 st 12 lb; 236 lb)
SchoolRatu Kadavulevu School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–07
2008–09
2010–11
2012–
Pirates Old-Boys
Midlands
Woodlands
Pirates Old-Boys
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015
2015–
Stade Français
Provence
1
50
(0)
(45)
Correct as of 19 August 2018
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–14 Southland 20 (5)
Correct as of 24 August 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Fiji 43 (15)
Correct as of 23 June 2018

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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