Super Rugby

Height: 183cm
Weight: 100kg
Born: 02/04/1993
Place of Birth: Apia, Samoa
Senior Club: Sunnybank
School: Anglican Church Grammar School

Representative Honours
Queensland Schoolboys (2010)
Australia Under 20s (2013)
Brisbane City NRC (2015)
Queensland (2016)


Playing History

Representative Caps Points Debut
NRC 15 22* 2014 v Canberra Vikings, Sydney (Rams)
Queensland 4 11 (4C, 1PG) 2016 v Waratahs, Sydney Football Stadium
Super Rugby 4 11 (4C, 1PG) 2016 v Waratahs, Sydney Football Stadium
Test Rugby - - -

Player Bio

Henry Taefu joined the St.George Queensland Reds Senior Squad in late 2015 following an impressive season for Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship.

Born in Apia, Samoa, Henry moved to Brisbane with his family at the age of 12. By the time he was 16, the talented centre had secured a scholarship to attend his final two years of high school at Anglican Church Grammar School, where his Rugby career began.

He spent two years playing league after high school, as a member of the Parramatta Eels Under-18 and Under-20 squads, before returning to his preferred code in 2012 to join Queensland Premier Rugby side Sunnybank.

Henry’s journey to this point has not been a straightforward one. In 2013, while playing for the Australian Under-20s Rugby side at the Junior World Championship in France, he suffered a shoulder injury, which required surgery. While having his shoulder reconstructed, the surgeon uncovered an adrenal gland tumour the size of an orange. Unbeknownst to Henry, the tumour had been affecting his ability to exercise, as it spiked his adrenaline levels whenever he raised his heart rate.

He worked hard to return to the field and after an eight-month recovery was back playing for Sunnybank, helping steer them to a grand final appearance in 2014.

Named in the Samoan squad for their June Tests.
Made his Reds debut as starting inside centre in Round 1 of Super Rugby against the Waratahs in Sydney, but suffered an ankle injury in the first five minutes of the game, which cruelly ruled him out for much of the season. Returned to the Number 12 jersey for the last three games of the season, but suffered another injury setback and required shoulder surgery, ruling him out of the National Rugby Championship.
Missed half the Queensland Premier Rugby season due to a broken hand, but still managed to rank as Sunnybank’s fifth-highest points scorer for the season. Earned selection with Brisbane City for the National Rugby Championship and spent the majority of the season as starting inside centre in the side’s unbeaten run to back-to-back championships. Signed to the Reds Senior Squad ahead of the 2016 season.

*Please note, the scoring in the National Rugby Championship changed from seasons 1 and 2 to season 3. In 2014 and 2015 tries were worth 5 points, conversions 3 points, penalties/drop goals 2 points. In 2016, tries were worth 6 points, conversions/penalty goals/drop goals 2 points.

Updated 19/06/2017