Old Glory DC signed Tafeaga Junior Sa’u for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 34-year-old center/wing is 5’9″ and 215 lbs.
Junior is from Õtāhuhu, Auckland, New Zealand and his parents are Samoan. He played junior football with Logan Brothers in Queensland before joining the Canberra Raiders in the Canberra Premier League in 2006.
From 2008-2012 he played with the Newcastle Storm, and was part of the Samoa Training squad for the 2008 Rugby World League Cup, but was not included on the final squad. In 2009 he played with the New Zealand Kiwis Four Nations squad, making his debut against Tonga.
In 2010, he was selected to play for New Zealand in the ANZAC Test, a League match between Australia and New Zealand, and again was selected to the New Zealand squad for the 2010 Four Nations.
In 2013, Sa’u was selected to play for Samoa in the Pacific Rugby League International Test against Tonga and was called up to play in the Rugby League World Cup for Samoa. He also played for the Melbourne Storm.
From 2014-2019 he played with the Salford Red Devils in the Super League before being loaned in 2019 to Wakefield Trinity. From 2019-2021 he played with the Leigh Centurions and will play rugby union professionally with Old Glory DC in 2022.
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“It’s exciting to have a player with Junior’s resume at Old Glory,” said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “He’s a powerful, dynamic runner and a fearsome defender. His experience at his levels in League will bring confidence to other players. He’s an exciting signing not just for Old Glory but for Major League Rugby as well.”
“I am grateful to be joining Old Glory for the up and coming 2022 MLR season,” said Junior Sa’u on signing with Old Glory for 2022. “I’m looking forward to meeting you all, but most importantly, ripping in and having a successful season. See you guys all soon.”
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