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Neemia Tialata
New Zealand
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Full name Neemiah Stanley Tialata
Born July 15, 1982, Lower Hutt
Current age 32 years 39 days
Major teams Barbarians, Bayonne, Hurricanes, Toulouse, Wellington, New Zealand
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 279 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2005-2010 43 24 19 10 2 0 0 0 38 5 0 88.37
Bledisloe Cup 2007-2009 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2007 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2006-2009 10 5 5 5 1 0 0 0 6 4 0 60.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Nov 5, 2005 match details
Last Test New Zealand v Wales at Hamilton, Jun 26, 2010 match details
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Profile

Primarily a tight-head, Tialata came to the attention of the All Black selectors after a strong showing in the 2005 NPC for Wellington. His international debut came against Wales in the first game of the All Blacks' Grand Slam tour in November 2005, after which he became a regular for the Hurricanes in Super 14 competition. He amassed a 46 game selection streak for the side through to the end of the 2007 season.

Having represented the All Blacks at the 2007 World Cup, Tialata built his reputation at international level. By the end of 2008, and his second Grand Slam tour, he was a regular starter and carried this form through to the 2009 Tri-Nations. The emergence of the Franks brothers, Owen and Ben, and the resurgence of fringe All Blacks such as Wyatt Crockett led to Tialata dropping from the interantional scene in 2010, although he did help the Barbarians beat South Africa in December that year. In May 2011 he was announced as a new signing for ambitious Top 14 side Bayonne.

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Toulouse close in on All Blacks prop (Apr 5, 2014) New Zealand's point of difference (Feb 13, 2014) Bayonne sack coaching staff (Dec 6, 2011) All Blacks bid farewell (Jun 16, 2011) Bayonne sign Lauaki and Tialata (May 16, 2011) Neemia Tialata news and articles (24) »
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Mar 2, 2014
Neemia Tialata and Scott Spedding celebrate victory
Neemia Tialata and Scott Spedding celebrate victory
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May 27, 2012
The Barbarians' Neemia Tialata finds no way through the England defence
The Barbarians' Neemia Tialata finds no way through the England defence
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Aug 13, 2011
Wellington's Neemia Tialata fends off Manawatu's Aaron Cruden
Wellington's Neemia Tialata fends off Manawatu's Aaron Cruden
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Apr 30, 2011
Hurricanes prop Neemia Tialata smashes Beau Robinson
Hurricanes prop Neemia Tialata smashes Beau Robinson
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