One of three new loose forwards in the Crusaders squad for 2013, Taufua is an aggressive defender and dangerous attacker.
Taufua made his professional debut in 2012 in the ITM Cup where he had an outstanding season for Tasman and made a real impact when he joined the Canterbury squad for the semi-final and final.
Taufua was also part of the Junior All Blacks team which competed in the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship.
“Dynamic and explosive. His strengths are his ball carry and his tackling. Not afraid to put big hits in. He had a fantastic ITM Cup for Tasman and showed his impact off the bench for Canterbury.”
Tasman / Canterbury
2012 v Canterbury