Iosefa Tekori rugby player
Iosefa Tekori rugby player

Iosefa Tekori

17th Dec 1983 1.98m/123kg No 4 Lock

After six years at the Castres Olympique and a Top 14 winners medal in June 2013, Iosefa Tekori joined the Toulouse ranks in July of that same year.

Equipped with an impressive physique, Joe is known for his devastating tackles that often cause damage to his opponents. Able to play in the second row or back row, Tekori has become a valuable asset in the red and black colours.

In 2016-2017, Tekori will start his 10th season in Top 14. The player of Samoan origin arrived in 2007 at Castres Olympique, after playing for Auckland in New Zealand.

He played in 25/26 games in the Top14 during the 16/17 season and all of the Champions Cup fixtures.

In May 2017, Tekori was called up to the Barbarians squad for the game against Ulster.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Tekori has had 56 European Cups appearances scoring 11 tries and 55 points.

In July 2019, he announced his retirement from international duty, saying he made the decision in order to focus exclusively on his career at Toulouse.

Career

toulouse Toulouse
No 4 Lock
2013 - present
Castres Olympique Castres Olympique
No 4 Lock
2007 - 2013
ultimateRugby World XV
No 4 Lock
2014 - 2015
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
No 4 Lock
2014 - 2018
samoa-rugby-logo Samoa
No 4 Lock
2007 - 2019