Tasesa Lavea

Tasesa Lavea


  • Number: 114
  • Position: First five-eighth
  • Born: 10/01/80
  • Height: 176
  • Weight: 92
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 2004 v Reds
  • Blues Caps: 23
  • Blues Points: 30
  • Breakdown: 3T, 3C, 3PG

Tasesa Lavea had been an age grade rep through the ages of 14, 15 and 16 and was selected in both the Auckland and New Zealand Schools sides in 1998.

The following year he was picked up by rugby league scouts from the Melbourne Storm and remained with that side for two years, before playing for the Manly Sea Eagles. In 2000 he was selected for the New Zealand Kiwis for the World Cup.

He returned home to join the Blues from 2004-2006, and after a two-year stint with the Chiefs, played his final season for the Blues in 2009.

He moved north to play for French club Clermont in 2009 before moving to play for the Sale Sharks in 2011.