Joseph Taufete’e

Joseph Taufete
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.466
BornOctober 4, 1992
HometownVallejo, CA
PositionsHooker (XV), Prop (XV)
Height6'0"
Weight275
Club Worcester Warriors
Caps XV: 22
Previous Clubs
Twitter  @taufetee
Instagram  @joetaufetee_

• Rugby World Cup 2015
• Highest scoring hooker in test match rugby history

Taufete'e first started playing rugby in an effort to impress his now-wife, during her family's heavy involvement with the Belmont Shore Youth Rugby Program.

In 2011, he was a member of the Belmont Shores u19s before moving up to the Belmont Shore D1 side a year later. In 2014, Taufete'e split time playing for Sciota Valley R.F.C. (Columbus, OH) and Otorohanga R.F.C. (Waikato, New Zealand). He made his full international debut at Rugby World Cup 2015 against South Africa and returned in 2016 to captain the developmental USA Rugby Selects (XV) in the Americas Pacific Challenge.

In 2019, Taufete'e became the highest scoring hooker in test match rugby history, claiming the record from Keith Wood who captured it in 50 test appearances. Taufete'e's achievement came in less than half that number of caps.


Match List

DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
10 Jun, 5:00 pmRed Bull ArenaIrelandMen's Eagles
EASS
19 - 55
01 Jul, 6:00 pmTorero StadiumCanadaMen's Eagles
Rugby World Cup Qualifier
52 - 16
18 Nov, 11:00 amBRITA-ArenaGermanyMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
46 - 17
25 Nov, 12:00 amMikheil Meskhi Stadium (Lokomotivi Stadium)GeorgiaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
20 - 21
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
30 Aug, 3:00 pmPPL ParkHarlequinsMen's Eagles
Pre-Rugby World Cup
19 - 24
07 Oct, 11:45 amOlympic StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Eagles
RWC
0 - 64
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
06 Feb, 8:00 pmBBVA Compass StadiumArgentina XVMen's Eagles
ARC
35 - 35
13 Feb, 7:00 pmDell DiamondCanadaMen's Eagles
ARC
30 - 22
20 Feb, 6:00 pmLockhart StadiumChileMen's Eagles
ARC
64 - 0
27 Feb, 6:00 pmArena BarueriBrazilMen's Eagles
ARC
23 - 24
05 Mar, 4:10 pmEstadio CharrúaUruguayMen's Eagles
ARC
25 - 29
18 Jun, 9:00 pmAvaya StadiumItalyMen's Eagles
EASS
20 - 24
25 Jun, 10:00 pmBonney FieldRussiaMen's Eagles
EASS
25 - 0
04 Nov, 8:00 pmToyota ParkMāori All BlacksMen's Eagles
Rugby Weekend
7 - 54
12 Nov, 11:00 amStadionul Arcul de TriumfRomaniaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
10 - 23
19 Nov, 11:00 amEstadio AnoetaTongaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
17 - 20
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
03 Feb, 8:00 pmStubHub CenterArgentina XVMen's Eagles
ARC
17 - 10
10 Feb, 6:00 pmPapa Murphy's ParkCanadaMen's Eagles
ARC
29 - 10
09 Jun, 8:00 pmDick's Sporting Goods ParkRussiaMen's Eagles
EASS
62 - 13
16 Jun, 9:00 pmBBVA Compass StadiumScotlandMen's Eagles
EASS
30 - 29
10 Nov, 4:52 pmEstadio AnoetaSamoaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
30 - 29
17 Nov, 7:00 amGhencea StadiumRomaniaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
31 - 5
24 Nov, 12:30 pmAviva StadiumIrelandMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
14 - 55
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
02 Feb, 12:00 amEstadio San Carlos de ApoquindoChileMen's Eagles
ARC
71 - 8
09 Feb, 3:30 pmMarabunta Rugby ClubArgentina XVMen's Eagles
ARC
14 - 45
02 Mar, 10:00 pmStarfire SportsUruguayMen's Eagles
ARC
25 - 32
08 Mar, 10:10 pmStarfire SportsCanadaMen's Eagles
ARC
30 - 25