Census Johnston rugby player
Census Johnston rugby player

Census Johnston

6th May 1981 1.91m/138kg Tighthead Prop

A giant of a man, Johnston is a seasoned campaigner for both International and Club rugby.

The giant prop has spent a bulk of his professional career in England (Saracens 61 Caps) & France (Toulouse).

Two stints at Taranaki and a season at Biarritz started his pro career. With well over 150 appearances for Toulouse he is not shy of experience. He will be looking to add to his 47 International Caps for Samoa after being a late inclusion in their RWC squad following an injury to Mulipola.

Johnston is playing for Toulouse in the Top14 and made 19 appearances in the TOP14 and seven times in the Champions Cup during the 2016/17 season.

In June 2017, Johnston agreed a deal to join Racing 92 for the 2017/18 season.

In May 2020, Census Johnston announced, on his 39th birthday, that he is hanging up his boots after a glittering career that notably saw him playing over 400 professional games representing the likes of Taranaki, Biarittz, Saracens, Toulouse, Samoa, Racing 92, Bayonne and the Pacific Islanders.

Johnston won 57 caps for Samoa and three more for the Pacific Islands in a career that spanned twelve years between 2005 and 2017 and saw him play in three World Cups.


processimage Taranaki
Tighthead Prop
2005 - 2006
TamponBOPB_2007grand014349 Biarritz Olympique
Tighthead Prop
2006 - 2006
pacific Pacific Islanders
Tighthead Prop
2006 - 2008
saracens Saracens
Tighthead Prop
2006 - 2009
250px-Logo_Stade_cerne_noir Toulouse
Tighthead Prop
2009 - 2017
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Tighthead Prop
2017 - 2017
logo_racing2 Racing 92
Tighthead Prop
2017 - 2019
samoa-rugby-logo Samoa
Tighthead Prop
2005 - 2019
avironbayonnais Bayonne
Tighthead Prop
2019 - 2020