Misi Taulapapa

A Samoan international, Taulapapa brings a wealth of experience to Kingston Park, having played 33 times in the NRL with Cronulla Sharks and made over 230 appearances in the Betfred Championship with Sheffield Eagles and Featherstone Rovers.

Adept across the backline, he primarily operates at centre or on the wing and will be expected to be another strong on-field general for the Thunder.

After starting out in rugby union, Taulapapa switched codes in 2004 representing Marist Richmond Brothers in the Bartercard Cup before being picked up by the New Zealand Warriors for 2006.

After three seasons with the Sharks, he moved to the UK and was originally set to be a Gateshead Thunder player, before the deal ultimately fell through during a difficult time for the club. He instead enjoyed five seasons at Sheffield before moving to Featherstone in 2016.

Now set to play a key role in Thunder’s quest for promotion, it is a project Taulapapa is excited to be involved in.