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Sosefo Kautai
Full Name: Sosefo Kautai
Team: Chiefs
Provincial Games:11
Provincial Points:5 (1t)
Provincial Debut:2016 v King Country in Matamata


"A new addition to the forward pack for 2017, Sosefo had an impressive season with Waikato Rugby in the Mitre 10 Cup. He is excited to learn and develop in his debut Super Rugby Season.." - The Chiefs

Sosefo is a new face in the Chiefs frontrow for 2017. Sosefo is a former representative of the New Zealand u20 team.

The young prop was impressive for Waikato in the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup season and will be looking to push on and make a name for himself in Super Rugby. Full of potential, we are excited to see Sosefo grow.


Who is in your family?

Nine siblings, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and a dog named Rocko

What primary school (s) did you go to?

St Pius

What high school(s) did you go to?

Sacred Heart College

Favourite subject at school?

Carpentry & Sport Science

What representative teams have you played in? (rugby and other sports)

Auckland u14-18, Waikato u19s, Waikato, NZ u20

What rugby club are you affiliated with?

Hamilton Marist

Which sportsperson did you look up to as a kid?

Jonah Lomu

What is your favourite thing to do outside of rugby?

Hang out with my family

What is your favourite movie?


An interesting fact about you?

I survived a car crash

Best place you’ve been travelling?


If you could play one other sport professionally, what would it be?


What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

To’o me’a oku sai, liaki me’a oku kovi. Gather in good, throw away the bad.

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?

Give because I don’t have much, but because I know what it feels like to have nothing

Your favourite rugby memory?

Debut for NZ u20s

What is your nickname within the team?


What do you eat for breakfast on game day?


What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?

A family and soldiers