Prop Isileli Tuungafasi returns to the Crusaders squad in 2021. He debuted for the side in round six of the 2019 season against the Waratahs in Sydney.
Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has coached Isi previously, with the successful New Zealand Under 20 side who won the World Rugby Junior World Championship in 2015
Tuungafasi first represented Auckland at provincial level before making the move to Northland in 2018 for more opportunities. He was part of the Tasman Mako side that won the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership.
One of 12 siblings, Isi's brother Ofa also plays Super Rugby (for the Blues) and is a current All Black.