Old Glory DC William Talataina 2024 Profile

Old Glory DC re-signed William Talataina-Mu for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old center/flyhalf is 6’2″ and 227 lbs.

William played 1192 minutes in 15 starts and scored 10 tries for Old Glory DC in 2023. The previous year, he played 1280 minutes in 16 starts and scored 8 tries.

William is from Auckland, New Zealand, and attended Auckland Grammar School, where he played rugby. He played with the New Zealand Under-19s, as well as for the Samoan Under-20 squad in 2014.

He also played with Auckland A in the 2014 Hobbs Memorial National U19s tournament and has played club rugby with Auckland, as well as in the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup and 2021 in the Bunnings National Rugby Championship

William has played senior club rugby with the Ponsonby Ponies since at least 2015 and was the team’s captain at the 71st Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens Tournament in 2018, the third-oldest sevens tournament in the world. In 2021 the team lost in the final of the Waka National Challenge Cup, which was the first time in a few seasons of winning championships.

In 2017, William signed with the New Zealand National Provincial Championship side, the Southland Stags, and played 93 minutes in 5 ITM Cup matches.

William’s senior international career has him playing in the World Rugby Pacific Challenge in 2018 with a win against Fiji and losses against Tonga and Japan. He started all three matches, playing 224 minutes.

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