‘Tongan Thor’ Taniela Tupou makes an impressive start for the Reds

Taniela Tupou AKA ‘Tongan Thor’ made his Super Rugby debut this weekend in Round 15 for the Queensland Reds. Coming off the bench the 20 year old, 135kg prop impressed with a strong cameo performance and even a try of his own late on in the game.

Here are the game highlights where you can see Tupou in action…

Tupou was signed by the Reds in late 2014 after a YouTube video of the young star destroying defences and scoring unbelievable tries went viral. The future is clearly bright for this guy and I’m sure the Wallabies will be keeping a close eye on his progress.

Check out Tupou’s viral video from his time at Auckland’s Sacred Heart College and try to fathom how a guy that big can be that quick!



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