Tevita Tameilau

  • 33Age
  • 6'4"Height
  • 270 lbWeight
PositionLock / No. 8
Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1990
Place Of BirthRedwood City, CA
SchoolWest Texas A&M
ClubGlasgow Warriors
Debutvs Canada, February 13, 2016 (XVs)
Debut Test MatchUnited States of America v Canada at TX
Debut Test DateFebruary 13, 2016

Rugby is in David Tameilau's blood as his father, Moses Similai, was both a player and coach along with his two brothers.

Starting his rugby career with Peninsula Green High School Rugby in California, the athlete played multiple positions including number 8, flanker, second row and center. He earned starting positions for the Bay and Northern California All Stars whilst also earning selections for several international matches with the USA U18, U19 and U20 teams. Among them, was a trip to the 2008 Junior World Cup in Kenya.

Following a stint playing football with Serra High School, San Francisco City College and West Texas A&M, Tameilau turned his attention to rugby with San Francisco Golden Gate and was even awarded a scholarship by USA Rugby to play for Taranaki Rugby Academy in New Zealand in 2015.

In February of 2016, he made his Men's Eagles debut against rival-Canada during the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) at the senior level. He continued to make appearances the following year and scoring his first international try in 2017 against Chile.

USA Comp: International Season: 2022
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