Taulima Tautai

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Taulima Tautai
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Personal information
Born (1988-04-03) 3 April 1988 (age 28)[1]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Prop, Lock, Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–09 Parramatta Eels 30 9 0 0 36
2010–11 Cronulla Sharks 33 4 0 0 16
2012 Parramatta Eels 9 1 0 0 4
2013–14 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 26 2 0 0 8
2015– Wigan Warriors 52 1 0 0 4
Total 150 17 0 0 68
Source: [2][3]

Taulima Tautai born 3 April 1988[4] 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.[5]

Playing career[edit]

Tautai's position of choice until signing for Wigan was in the centres or on the wing. After signing for the Warriors, coach Wane made him work in the gym so that he could become an effective forward.

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[6] and New Zealand training squads for the 2008 World Cup.[7] 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 the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats of the European Super League for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, playing in 22 matches.

Tautai joined the Wigan Warriors in November 2014, signing a three-year deal.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Taulima Tautai Wigan Warriors". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ NRL Stats
  3. ^ Rugby League Project
  4. ^ "Taulima Tautai - Parramatta Eels". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  5. ^ http://macarthur-chronicle-campbelltown.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/former-leumeah-high-student-jarryd-hayne-to-star-in-nrl-grand-final/
  6. ^ "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  8. ^ "BBC Sport - Wigan Warriors: Taulima Tautai to join from Wakefield in 2015". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 

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