Ben Tapuai rugby player
Ben Tapuai rugby player

Ben Tapuai

19th Jan 1989 1.80m/95kg Outside Centre

In his first year with a fulltime Reds contract during 2011, Ben played 10 of the Reds 18 games during the Championship season, highlighted by a defining moment in the semi-final when he snared a low pass from Quade Cooper to score a momentum-changing try in the right-hand corner.

Such was the remarkable rise of Ben that his stiff defence, straight ball running and accurate left boot were recognised through winning the Reds 2011 Most Improved Player of the Year Award before he was rewarded with selection in the Australian Barbarians squad, where he impressed in their victory over Canada.

Ben enjoyed a magical start to his professional Rugby career when, in his debut for the Reds in 2009 off the bench against the Crusaders in Christchurch, he scored a try with his first touch of the ball.

After a single season with the Western Force, the club confirmed that it has released Ben from his contract a year early to continue his career with English club, Bath Rugby.

Tapuai, who played Super Rugby for Western Force and the Reds and has won seven caps for the Wallabies, left Bath at the end of the 2017 season to join Harlequins.

The Australian centre has played 40 times for the Blue, Black and White, scoring four times.

(6/3/18)

Career

22GMtO5n_400x400 Harlequins
Outside Centre
2018 - present
australia Australia
Outside Centre
2012 - 2014
reds Queensland Reds
Outside Centre
2009 - 2015
ultimateRugby World XV
Outside Centre
2015 - 2015
Brisbane City Logo Brisbane City
Outside Centre
western-force Western Force
Outside Centre
2015 - 2016
Perth_Spririt_logo Perth Spirit
Inside Centre
2016 - 2016
bath Bath Rugby
Outside Centre
2016 - 2018