Tautalatasi Tasi

Tasi, 28, arrives at the club from Japanese side Tokyo Gas, where the midfielder recently helped lead the Top East League team to the 2022-2023 championship.

The New Zealand-born, Australian-raised centre began his foray into professional rugby primarily as a league player, coming up through the ranks with his hometown Ipswich Jets, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs’ New South Wales Cup side, and North Sydney Bears before featuring for NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2016.

Tasi switched his focus to rugby union in 2018, joining Queensland Premier Rugby’s Souths ahead of earning a contract with National Rugby Championship side Brisbane City the following year.

The five-foot-ten, 230-pound midfielder then spent two years in Super Rugby, first participating in a preseason with the Melbourne Rebels leading into 2019 before making his debut for the New South Wales Waratahs later that year. He swapped Australia for Japan during the pandemic-disrupted 2020 season, plying his trade with the Sunwolves alongside fellow new Arrow Corey Thomas.

During his Super Rugby offseasons, he suited up for a pair of campaigns with Shute Shield side Gordon, notably helping guide the Highlanders to a Sydney Rugby Premiership title in 2020 – the club’s first championship in 22 years.

Tasi ventured back to his home state in 2021, returning to the Queensland Premier Rugby competition for two more campaigns: first with Bond University for a standout Hospital Cup season that would see him earn the Bull Sharks’ Player of the Year honours, and later with GPS Rugby Club for the initial chunk of 2022’s fixture list.

From there, he enjoyed a successful second stint in Japan with Tokyo Gas before turning his attention to a new challenge in North America.

Updated: Feb. 9, 2023

Position Centre
Height 5'10"
Weight 230lbs
Hometown Goodna, Australia
Grassroots Club GPS Rugby Club
Arrow # 86