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Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
A38 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 10:09

A busy week!

"Taufete’e commits to Warriors for two more years
USA international Joe Taufete’e has committed his future to Warriors by signing a new two-year deal.

The hooker is the latest first-team star to put pen to paper, with the likes of Ryan Mills, Sam Lewis, and Dean Hammond already signing on ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Taufete’e first made the switch to Sixways in December 2016 and made his debut at Brive in the European Challenge Cup the following month.

He has since fought his way into Warriors’ Aviva Premiership squad on a regular basis, having gone on to represent the side 23 times to date and scoring six tries.

The giant hooker has an outstanding Test record, with eight tries in 14 appearances for the USA, having made his debut at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Formerly an American Football player until 2011, Taufete’e played rugby at Belmont Shore RFC in California, USA and Otorohanga RFC in Waikato, New Zealand before earning a professional contract at USA PRO Rugby’s San Diego Breakers.

He also captained the USA Rugby Selects at the Americas Pacific Challenge developmental tournament in Uruguay in 2016.

Taufete’e said: “I feel very blessed to sign a new deal at Warriors after an amazing couple of seasons.

“My journey in rugby has been a special one and I hope I can continue that upward spiral with Warriors in the future.”

Warriors Director of Rugby Alan Solomons added: “Joe is a dynamic, explosive hooker and a tremendous ball-carrier.

“It is fantastic news for the Club that he has signed a new contract and we’re looking forward to working with him over the coming seasons.”

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/02/2018 10:10 by A38.

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 10:14
Great news.Thanks Joe!

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
ceb17 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 10:35
Awesome player, massively under utilised this year!

Great re-signing for next year!

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
drifter (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 10:40
pleased with that

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 11:04
Good news. He’s a man who clearly needs to feel at home in his surroundings, and I’m glad he’s happy to stay.

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
AJWarriors (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 11:09
Brilliant news. Depth at hooker is looking really strong for next season with Singo,Annett,Joe and possibly Kurt Haupt

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
warriorgibbo (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 11:14
Good times

Malvern Man
Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
Malvern Man (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 11:34
My wife and I saw him at Heathrow airport the day after the last game of last season. We introduced ourselves and all he talked about was how he was missing his wife and baby. I trust they now have a home in Worcester!

ROLLO on tour
Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
ROLLO (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 11:50
I think that if we can do some work on Joe's throwing we will have a very good player.
Singleton , Joe T' , Annett make a strong unit, I would expect Williams to leave so the fourth spot is free for an academy hooker or Haupt.

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
Whispering_Death (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 12:26
He needs to rediscover his carrying of last season. If he does and he improves his throwing he’s a serious player.

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 12:36
Good news. Strong end of the season Joe and you'll get the plaudits and recognition you deserve. Plus he's and International. His loss for US games is lessened due to having more than able deputies. If we can get this coverage across key positions, then the club v country thing becomes less of a negative to club performance. But most already know this.

Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
Faithful_City (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 12:54
Don't forget Beck Cutting


Brummagem Bertie
Re: Another re-signing: Joe Taufete'e
Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 14:54
Given that we've re-signed Annett and Joe T and we have Jack Singleton under contract, I think it's certain that Matti Williams will be off. Kurt Haupt may well stay, simply because of how attritional the position can be and we will lose Joe T at certain times on USA duty.

There should still be opportunities for young Beck Cutting, especially in the expanded A league.

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