Brumbies announce signing of Tuaina Taii Tualima

Tuaina Taii Tualima has played for Reds and Rebels in the past
Tuaina Taii Tualima has played for Reds and Rebels in the past

Brumbies have announced the signing of forward Tuaina Taii Tualima on a two-year deal ahead of the 2025 season.

Tualima started his professional rugby debut with provincial side Brisbane City in 2016 before making his Super Rugby debut with Queensland Reds in 2020. The forward would go on to make twelve appearances for the Reds, including the 2020 Super Rugby AU Final against the Brumbies.

Following his stint with Reds, the 27-year-old joined Rebels in 2023 and played 22 times for them across two seasons.

“I'm thrilled to join the Brumbies, it is a club which has a proud rugby history,” he told the club's official website.

"The Club has produced so many high calibre players, so I'm pretty excited to connect with the staff and playing group and further my knowledge and skillset."

Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham is delighted with Tualima joining the club ahead of the 2025 season.

“I look forward to welcoming Tuaina in the lead up to our preseason for our 2025 Super Rugby Pacific campaign,” said Larkham.

"He is a seasoned professional who has spent several seasons in Super Rugby and I’m very happy to have someone of his experience join our playing ranks.

“I know our Members and fanbase will make him feel at home once he arrives to Canberra to join the Club.”