The signing of Wallaby hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau adds 141 Super Rugby caps and 68 Test caps of experience to the Road Safety Western Force squad for the 2017 Super Rugby season. The 31-year-old, has played more than 10 years at the elite level and means the Force frontrow stocks boast nearly 500 combined Super Rugby caps. The abrasive hooker is renowned for his set piece efficiency, fearless ball-carrying and over the course of his career has established himself as one of the most ferocious tacklers in world rugby. Bringing incredible experience and still at the top of his game ‘Taf’ will be a cornerstone of the Force pack this season and a valuable contributor off the field as a passionate supporter of grass roots rugby.

Stats

Games: 
141
Points: 
65
Tries: 
9
Conversions: 
0
Penalty Goals: 
0
Drop Goals: 
0
Timeline: 
2016
Plays 11 matches for the Waratahs. Plays seven Tests for the Wallabies before breaking his arm against Argentina in Perth. Signs with the Western Force in November.
2015
Plays 10 matches for the Waratahs. Plays 11 Tests for the Wallabies including World Cup final against the All Blacks.
2014
Plays 18 matches for the Waratahs, playing vital role in title winning season and grand final defeat of the Crusaders. Plays two Tests for the Wallabies
2013
Plays 13 matches for the ‘Tahs, earning 100th Super Rugby cap against the Southern Kings.
2012
Plays 12 matches for the Waratahs. Starts 12 of the 15 Test for the Wallabies.
2011
Plays seven matches for the Waratahs before a knee injury. Returns to feature in all but one of the Wallabies’ matches at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
2010
Standout season for the ‘Tahs playing 13 matches to win Players’ Player Award. Limited to just two Tests due to an ankle injury.
2009
Plays 13 Super Rugby matches earning 50th cap against the Force. Adds 13 Wallaby caps.
2008
Plays 14 matches for the Waratahs and sevens Tests for the Wallabies.
2007
Establishes himself as Waratahs’ first choice hooker, playing and starting 12 matches.
2006
Makes Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs against the Reds, plays 14 matches in debut season.
2005
Plays Australian U21’s before debuting for the Wallabies against England at Twickenham. Achieves rare feat of making Test debut before Super Rugby debut.