In 1995 and 1996 he played for the North Harbour Sea Eagles in the Lion Red Cup, scoring a try in the 1995 grand final. He represented Auckland in the 1997 Super League Challenge Cup. He scored 26 tries over the three seasons of the Lion Red Cup.
Tuimavave was a Western Samoan international and played at the 1995 World Cup. He also represented Western Samoa in the 1992 Pacific Cup, where he was named at fullback in the team of the tournament, and in the 1996 Pacific Challenge.
- Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1992 New Zealand Rugby League, 1992. p.129
- Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.50
- Waitakere still in own league Sunday Star Times, 17 March 1996
- New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998.
- John Coffey, Bernie Wood 100 Years: Maori Rugby League, 1908-2008 ISBN 1-86969-331-0
- Pacific Challenge The Vault