The Colorado Raptors signed Xendy Tatibouet for the 2020 Major League rugby season. The 26-year-old prop is 5’10” and 238 lbs.
Xendy was born in Port-Lewis, France, a fishing village on the west coast. His family moved to Reunion Island when he was six and he enjoyed surfing as a youth. He was introduced to rugby at age 15 at Saint Charles College, a boarding school in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where he spent four years. His last year in 2011, he played for the First XV side.
In 2012 he moved to Sydney, Australia and played for Randwick. He attended TAFE Queensland – Mooloolaba Campus from 2013-2014, earning a Diploma in International Business. He played rugby for the Sunshine Coast Barbarians in 2013 and also played softball, cricket, water polo, and football at TAFE Queensland.
He also met his wife in Tiffany in 2013 in Australia and moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas where she resided. The couple has two children Mila Rose age four and Posie, who is one.
Xendy has played with the Arkansas Gryphons since 2014 and he returns to Reunion Island to play periodically with his home club, Étang Salée Rugby Club and helped the team win the Ocean Top 6.