Tatafu Polota-Nau

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Tatafu Polota-Nau
Tatafu Polota-Nau after Kids Clinic in Sydney.jpg
Full name Sione 'Utukiveisini Tatafu Polota-Nau
Date of birth (1985-07-26) 26 July 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Weight 114 kg (251 lb; 17 st 13 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Parramatta Two Blues
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007, 2016
2014–15
Western Sydney Rams
Greater Sydney Rams
7
0
(0)
(0)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– Waratahs 140 (65)
Current local club Parramatta Two Blues
correct as of 21 July 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005– Australia
Australia Schoolboys
66
5
(10)
(0)
correct as of 27 August 2016.

Tatafu Polota-Nau (born 26 July 1985) is an Australian rugby union player.[2]

Family and early life[edit]

Polota-Nau was born in Sydney, New South Wales. He played rugby league with the Guildford club, and attended the Granville South Creative & Performing Arts High School.

He is of Tongan heritage.[3] Polota-Nau is the cousin of former professional wrestler Tonga Fifita, better known by the ring names "Haku" (World Wrestling Federation) and "Meng" (World Championship Wrestling).

Rugby career[edit]

At 20 years of age, Polota-Nau achieved the rare feat of Test selection before playing a match at Super 14 level.[citation needed] His performances in his Test debut against England at Twickenham and in the win over Ireland at Lansdowne Road were impressive.

Tatafu with Greater Sydney Rams Fans

Signed to the New South Wales Waratahs shortly after the end of the 2005 Super 12, he made his provincial debut against Auckland in July and made his first Super 14 appearance in 2006.

He is a strong and powerful hooker who has worked extremely hard in recent times to improve his set piece in partnership with hooking partner and fellow Wallaby Adam Freier. Polota-Nau was named in the Greater Sydney Rams squad for the 2014 and 2015 National Rugby Championship seasons but did not play for the team due to being required for the Australian national side.

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