Tupou Vaa'i

About Tupou

Head boy at Wesley College in 2017 Tupou Vaa’i was also selected for the New Zealand Barbarians Schools in 2016 and New Zealand Schools in 2017 while at school. 

The New Zealand U20 and Taranaki representative joined the Chiefs at the start of the 2020 Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa competition and was widely recognised for his outstanding debut season despite being just 20 years old.

His remarkable rise didn’t stop there.  Tupou was named to start for the 2020 North Island in the North v South clash and then named in the 2020 All Blacks Squad. Born January 27, 2000, Vaa’i is on track to be the first All Black born in the 2000s.

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Career Highlights

NZ Schools Barbarians


New Zealand Schools


New Zealand Under 20


All Blacks


North vs South (North)


New Zealand Under 20


Named as part of the All Black squad

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