A member of the Blues and the Auckland front row. Has made a significant impact for his province since he made his debut in 2007, the same year he played for the New Zealand under 21 team that included All Blacks team mates Owen Franks and Ben Smith.
The burly front row plays most of his rugby at tight head but his dynamism allows his to play loose head at a quality level when called upon. Faumuina, for a prop has dynamic footwork and his ball skills are unusual for a forward but he adds to the New Zealand squad greatly. His skills and power have kept him in the All Blacks sides going on to win the RWC with them in 2015
Faumuina has announced he is joining Toulouse and will join up with the four-time European Cup winners after the Blues' 2017 Super Rugby season.
The 46 test cap prop has represented the Blues on 86 occasions and has scored 5 times ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
In June 2017, after an incredible start to his 2017 Super Rugby season including two tries & three try assists and a win over the B & I Lions with the Blues, Faumuina was named in the All Blacks squad for the NZ Lions Series, where he will look to add to his 46 Test caps.
Faumuina signed a deal with Toulouse and joined the Top 14 side having played 98 Super Rugby matches for the Blues and 50 Test matches for the All Blacks.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Faumuina has had 2 European Cups appearances.
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|Papatoetoe High School
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