Saimone Taumoepeau

Saimone Taumoepeau


  • Number: 123
  • Position: Prop
  • Born: 21/12/79
  • Height: 186
  • Weight: 105
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 2005 v Highlanders
  • Blues Caps: 25
  • Blues Points: 5
  • Breakdown: 1T
  • Test Caps: 3
  • Test Points: 5
  • Test Debut: 2004 v Italy

Saimone Taumoepeau turned his Auckland NPC jersey into an All Blacks jersey in just a few months and was the sole member of the 2004 end of year All Blacks squad to have played no Rebel Sport Super 12 rugby.

Taumoepeau became known as one of the more mobile props in Super 14. His support play and ability to keep the ball alive came on the back of hours of training and a fierce dedication to improve as a player.

Taumoepeau signed with French club Toulon in 2007 before moving to Castres Olympique in 2015.