USA EAGLE, JOE TAUFETE’E JOINS SEATTLE SEAWOLVES IN TRADE
September 15, 2023 (TUKWILA, WASHINGTON) – Joe Taufete’e, isn’t just an Eagle, he also holds the all-time record for most international tries scored by a hooker, with 22.
“Securing an American front row player of Joe’s quality is fantastic. He adds significant depth to our front row and brings a wealth of experience from topflight rugby in England and France. We welcome Joe, wife Noeleen, daughter Izra and sons Bo & Lucien to the Seawolves family.” -Allen “Clarkie” Clarke, Head Coach and Director of Rugby
Born in American Samoa, Taufete’e moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when he was five. Joe played defensive tackle through high-school and in college at Santa Ana College, where he earned several All-Conference honors. A serious athlete, Taufete’e began playing rugby as well, and went to New Zealand to further develop those skills.
In 2016 his professional career began, when Joe was picked up by the San Diego Breakers. Later that year he found a new home in English Premiership with the Worscester Warriors. In 2020, he moved across the English Channel to play for Lyon in France.
“I’m extremely grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of a team that has pioneered the MLR. The Seawolves have so much history growing the game in the US. To be a part of that growth is a huge honor.” -Joe Taufete’e
In 2022 with the birth of his child in California, Lyon released Joe from his contract so he could sign with the LA Giltinis. He would spend the MLR off-season playing with the Leicester Tigers and returning to the US to play for the Houston SaberCats. Joe joins the Seawolves in a trade with the Houston SaberCats for fly half AJ Alatimu.
Position: Front Row (Hooker and Prop)
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