Tanielu Tele'a rugby player
Tanielu Tele'a rugby player

Tanielu Tele'a

16th Jun 1998 1.87m/107kg Outside Centre

Another talented back coming out of the Auckland rugby system Tanielu Tele'a attended St Kent where he impressed and was selected in the Auckland U19 team that won the Jock Hobbs national tournament in Taupo.

The blockbusting midfielder was a member of New Zealand Schools and was named in the Auckland 2017 Mitre 10 Cup squad having represented the Samoa u20s at the World Under-20 Championship earlier that year.

Tele'a was named in the Blues Brisbane 10s side that went onto win the tournament and was later named in the New Zealand u20 squad for the Oceania Rugby Championship campaign.

Ahead of the 2018 World Under-20 Championship Tele'a signed a two-year deal with the Blues that will see him being included in the 2019 Super Rugby squad.

In 2018 Tanielu made his debut for Auckland, impressing both on the field and in the weights room, he holds several strength records among the backs in the Mitre 10 Cup squad.

He will look to make his debut for the Blues in 2019. Ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season, Teleá who made his debut for the Blues in 2019, obtained 9 caps and looks to extend this.

JW Jan 19

ML 05/12/19


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2018 - present
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2018 - present
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2019 - present
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