Joe Taufete’e

Prop / Hooker

DOB 04 Oct 1992
Birthplace Vallejo, CA, USA
Weight 124 KG
Height 1.83 M

Warriors signed talented USA international Joe Taufete'e in December 2016 on a contract until the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

The giant hooker made his Club debut in January at Brive in the European Challenge Cup and soon bagged his first Warriors try against Harlequins in the Anglo-Welsh Cup just a fortnight later.

After the birth of his first child, Taufete'e headed back to the USA to spend time with his family before returning to Sixways and making himself a mainstay of Warriors' Premiership side, starting the last five games of the 2016/17 season and scoring his first Premiership try against Sale Sharks in April.

The hooker then signed a permanent deal ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Taufete'e, who played American Football until 2011, made his international debut for the USA Eagles against South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and has gone on to score three tries in ten appearances (as of 20/6/17).

Taufete'e formerly played his rugby at Belmont Shore RFC in California, USA and also with Otorohanga RFC in Waikato, New Zealand before earning a professional contract at USA PRO Rugby's San Diego Breakers.

He also captained the USA Rugby Selects at the Americas Pacific Challenge developmental tournament in Uruguay in 2016.

Season2017-2018
CompetitionAviva Premiership Rugby
TeamWarriors
Mins121
Games5
Sub5
Season2017-2018
CompetitionEuropean Rugby Challenge Cup
TeamWarriors
Mins65
Games1
Sub1
Tries3
Season2016-2017
CompetitionAviva Premiership Rugby
TeamWarriors
Mins442
Games7
Sub5
Tries1
Season2016-2017
CompetitionEuropean Rugby Challenge Cup
TeamWarriors
Mins120
Games2
Sub2
Season2016-2017
CompetitionAnglo Welsh Cup
TeamWarriors
Mins56
Games1
Sub1
Tries1