Angus Ta'avao is a powerful prop hailing from New Zealand, known for his versatility and impact on the field. Born on March 22, 1990, Ta'avao currently plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby and Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup.
Ta'avao's rugby journey began in 2010 when he represented New Zealand Under 20, where he showcased his skills as a prop. His ability to play on both sides of the front row adds to his versatility and makes him a valuable asset to the Gallagher Chiefs.
In 2012, Ta'avao made his debut in the Investec Super Rugby for the Blues. He also had a stint with the Waratahs in Australia, showcasing his talent across different rugby regions.
The year 2018 was significant for Ta'avao as he was called into the Gallagher Chiefs squad as injury cover. He featured in all 17 games of the 2018 campaign, impressing with his performances. Subsequently, he received a call-up to the All Blacks as injury cover, highlighting his growing reputation.
Ta'avao made his Test debut for the All Blacks as a substitute against Argentina in Buenos Aires in September 2018. He had a notable impact off the bench, contributing to a dominant scrum and helping the All Blacks secure a 35-17 victory, clinching the Rugby Championship title.
In 2019, Ta'avao was named in the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad. He played in all of New Zealand's tests during the competition, including a start against Canada where he scored his first try for the All Blacks, and off the bench in the knockout stage. The All Blacks finished the tournament in third place, defeating Wales in the Bronze Final.
After missing selection in 2020 due to injury, Ta'avao made his return to the All Blacks squad in 2021, showcasing his resilience and determination. With his strong performances and experience, he continues to contribute to the success of both the Chiefs and the All Blacks.
Beyond his international and club achievements, Ta'avao has represented various teams throughout his career, including the Blues, Taranaki, Northern Suburbs, Sydney, and the Waratahs. His consistent performances and adaptability have established him as a respected prop in the world of rugby.
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