Jonathan Taumateine rugby player
Jonathan Taumateine rugby player

Jonathan Taumateine

28th Sep 1996 1.78m/90kg Scrum Half

Jonathan Archie Taumateine, born on September 28, 1996, is a professional rugby union player who plays as a scrum-half for Moana Pasifika, a Super Rugby club. Although born in New Zealand, Taumateine represents Samoa at the international level based on eligibility grounds.

Taumateine joined Moana Pasifika for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season, playing as a scrum-half, his preferred position. In July 2021, he was named in the Samoa squad for the July internationals. He made his international debut for Samoa on July 10th in a 42-13 victory over Tonga.

Taumateine gained recognition after playing a key role in Canterbury's U19 tournament victory, which led to his selection to represent New Zealand in the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship. Following the championship, he played for Counties Manukau in the Mitre 10 Cup and was called into the Chiefs Super Rugby squad due to Brad Weber's injury.

He made his Super Rugby debut for the Chiefs against the Highlanders in Round 1, coming off the bench to replace Tawera-Kerr Barlow at half-time. Taumateine was also named in the New Zealand Barbarians side to face the British and Irish Lions on June 3, 2017. However, he was later withdrawn from the NZ Barbarians squad to fulfill his Super Rugby commitments.

In August 2017, Taumateine signed a two-year deal with the Chiefs. In that year, he made six appearances for the Chiefs in Super Rugby and came off the bench to face the British & Irish Lions in June, further showcasing his growth as a player.

Ahead of the World Rugby Cup 2023, Taumateine has been named in the squad for Samoa.



samoa-rugby-logo Samoa
Scrum Half
2021 - present
Moana Pasifika Rugby Logo Moana Pasifika Rugby
Scrum Half
2022 - present
samoa Samoa U20's
Scrum Half
2015 - 2016
nz New Zealand U20's
Scrum Half
2016 - 2017
chiefs Chiefs
Scrum Half
2017 - 2019
hurricanes Hurricanes
Scrum Half
2020 - 2021
counties Counties Manukau
Scrum Half
2016 - 2023