Josh Tatupu

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Josh Tatupu
Full name Joshua James Tatupu
Date of birth (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

Exeter Chiefs
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 Otago 13 (5)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–10 Western Force 13 (15)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Samoa 1 (0)

Josh Tatupu (born 6 November 1986)[2] is a Samoan rugby union player. It was announced on 31 March 2011 that Tatupu had signed for Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs.


Tatupu started playing Rugby League for Australian Rugby League outfit Melbourne Storm before transferring to Rugby Union to join Super Rugby side Western Force.

Tatupu made his debut for the Western Force in 2008 against the Lions in Johannesburg. Tatupu is also a former league player having represented Samoa. After leaving Western Force he joined Otago in the NPC before joining French side Castres. It was announced on 31 March 2011 that Tatupu will join English side Exeter Chiefs.

On 16 May 2013 French Pro D2 side US Carcassonne side announced on their official website that they had signed Tatupu on a two-year deal.[3]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Exeter Chiefs". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Josh Tatupu rugby profile
  3. ^ "3 more players at USC". US Carrcassonne. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 

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