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 32)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Weight 114 kg (251 lb; 17 st 13 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007, 2016,
2014–15
Western Sydney Rams
Greater Sydney Rams
7
0
(0)
(0)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2016
2017–
Waratahs
Force
140
6
(65)
(0)
Current local club Parramatta Two Blues
Correct as of 22 April 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005– Australia
Australian Schoolboys
75
5
(15)
(0)
Correct as of 19 September 2017

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. He played rugby league with the Guildford club, and attended the Granville South Creative & Performing Arts High School where he excelled in Drama and Trumbone.

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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