You can add another American to the number of Americans playing in the Premiership. Eagle and former San Diego Breaker star Joe Taufet'e has signed with Worcester for the rest of the season. After working his way up through the system to get his first cap at the World Cup Taufete'e has turned into one of the Eagles most reliable players. Still at just 24 years old there is also plenty of time for his to continue to mature as a player. He joins Chris Wyles, Titi Lamositele (both Saracens), AJ MacGinty (Sale), Thretton Palamo (Bristol), and Nick Civetta (Newcastle) as capped Eagles in the competition.
In a Worcester press release Head Coach Carl Hogg said, “Joe is a hungry young forward with a lot of potential. He is a big, strong ball-carrier which will allow us to get on the front foot in matches so we’re looking forward to working with him and helping him try and reach the top of his game.”
Taufete’e added: “I’ve always wanted to play rugby overseas and I’m genuinely excited about the prospect of playing Aviva Premiership Rugby. I’ve heard great things about the Club from Jackson Willison, whom I used to play alongside at Otorohanga and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the guys.”