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Joseph Tapine

Joseph Tapine
  • Date of Birth: 04-05-1994
  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 107kg
  • Position: Second Row, Prop, Lock
  • Rep. Honours: Juniors Kiwis (2013-2014), New Zealand (2016)
  • Junior Clubs: Harbour City Eagles
  • Previous Clubs: Newcastle Knights
  • FG Debut: Knights v Panthers (2014, Round 9, Hunter Stadium)
  • Club Debut: Raiders v Knights (2016, Round 3, Hunter Stadium)

A late addition to the Raiders team for 2016, young gun Joseph Tapine quickly forced his way into the first-grade team.

Possessing great footwork for his size, Tapine added excellent energy off the bench for the Raiders. 

His strong form and potential saw him rewarded with selection in New Zealand's team for the Four Nations, and he went on to play in two matches, including the final against Australia. 

Another full pre-season and the experience gained from a finals campaign and international tournament should have Tapine primed for a huge year in 2017.

Tapine is contracted with the club until the end of 2019, and will be a key member of the Raiders forward pack in the years to come. 

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