- 275 lbWeight
PositionHooker / Prop
Date Of BirthOctober 4, 1992
Place Of BirthVallejo, CA
SchoolSanta Ana College
Debutvs Samoa, July 18, 2015 (XVs)
Debut Test MatchSouth Africa v United States of America at London
Debut Test DateOctober 7, 2015
Started playing rugby when he was 18 to impress his now-wife and fell in love with the sport. Also played basketball and American football.
As he quickly grew into the sport, Taufete’e competed for a number of clubs in Southern California before earning his first cap with the Eagles at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. Taufete’e also captained the developmental USA Selects in 2016, the same year he signed for the Worcester Warriors.
In 2019, Taufete’e made history by passing Ireland’s Keith Wood to become the highest scoring front row forward -- and now highest scoring hooker -- in test match rugby history.