Tevita Tatafu

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Tevita Tatafu
Full nameTevita Tatafu
Date of birth (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Tonga
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight120 kg (18 st 13 lb; 260 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Number 8
Current team Suntory Sungoliath
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2020–present Suntory Sungoliath 12 (35)
Correct as of 24 May 2021
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2015–2016 Japan U20 10 (30)
2015–2017 Junior Japan 8 (50)
2016–present Japan 4 (5)
Correct as of 24 May 2021

Tevita Tatafu (テビタ・タタフ, Tebita tatafu, born 2 January 1996) is a Japanese rugby union player who plays as a Flanker or Number 8. [1] He currently plays for Suntory Sungoliath in Japan's domestic Top League.

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International

Tatafu was called-up to his country's wider training squad in April 2021, ahead of British and Irish Lions test. [2] On 24 May, he was named in the 36-man squad for the match against the Sunwolves and tour of Scotland and Ireland. [3] He had previously made 3 appearances for Japan in 2016, debuting against Korea in the 2016 Asia Rugby Championship. [4]

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References

  1. "Tevita Tatafu". ESPN Rugby. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  2. "Japan name 21 uncapped players in 52-man training squad ahead of British and Irish Lions test". RugbyPass. 14 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  3. "Brave Blossoms Squad Announced Ahead of European Tour". Japan Rugby Union. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  4. "アジアラグビーチャンピオンシップ2016 第1戦". Japan Rugby Union (in Japanese). 30 April 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2021.