Taulima Tautai

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Taulima Tautai
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Personal information
Born (1988-04-03) 3 April 1988 (age 26)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–2009 Parramatta Eels 30 9 0 0 36
2010–2011 Cronulla Sharks 33 4 0 0 16
2012 Parramatta Eels 9 1 0 0 4
2013–2014 Wakefield Trinity 22 2 0 0 8
2015– Wigan Warriors
Total 94 16 0 0 64
Source: [1][2]

Taulima Tautai born 3 April 1988[3] in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is a rugby league player who currently plays for the Wigan Warriors. He previously played for the Cronulla Sharks, the Parramatta Eels and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Early years[edit]

Tautai attended St Gregory's College, Campbelltown.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Tautai's position of choice is in the centres or on the wing.

He made his first grade debut for the Parramatta Eels in Round 1 of the 2008 season, going on to play 30 games for the club between 2008 and 2009. Tautai won Parramatta's Rookie of the Season award in 2008.

Although born in Sydney, Tautai is of Samoan and New Zealand descent. Because of his heritage, he was named in the Samoan[5] and New Zealand training squads for the 2008 World Cup.[6] However, he suffered an injury and did not make the final squad for either nation.

Tautai played 33 games for the Cronulla Sharks between 2010 and 2011.

He returned to the Parramatta Eels in 2012 but injury and form kept him to only 9 appearances.

Tautai joined English Super League side Wakefield Trinity for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, playing in 22 matches.

Tautai joined the Wigan Warriors in November 2014, signing a three year deal.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRL Stats
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Taulima Tautai - Parramatta Eels". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  4. ^ "No Cookies | dailytelegraph.com.au". macarthur-chronicle-campbelltown.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  7. ^ "BBC Sport - Wigan Warriors: Taulima Tautai to join from Wakefield in 2015". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 

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