Alaalatoa playing for the Country Eagles, October 2014
|Full name||Michael Savea Ala'alatoa|
|Date of birth||28 August 1991|
|Place of birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||132 kg (291 lb; 20 st 11 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Vili Alaalatoa (father)|
Allan Alaalatoa (brother)
|Rugby union career|
Michael Savea Ala'alatoa (born 28 August 1991) is a Samoan rugby union player who currently plays as a prop for the Crusaders in the international Super Rugby competition. Alaalatoa was eligible to play international rugby for Australia through birth and New Zealand through residency, prior to his international debut for Samoa in 2019.
Born into a rugby household where father Vili was a member of the Samoa squad for the 1991 Rugby World Cup, Alaalatoa was quickly introduced into the sporting world and played rugby, volleyball and cricket in his childhood.
Rugby was where he excelled and he played three years in the Newington College First XV. He made his way through the ranks in the New South Wales Shute Shield, initially with Southern Districts and later West Harbour. Some impressive performances at that level saw him become a regular member of the Waratahs wider training squad in 2014.
An injury to regular front-rower Paddy Ryan saw Alaalatoa called up to the Waratahs first team for the final round of league matches in the 2014 Super Rugby season. He made his debut as a second-half replacement in the Waratahs 34-3 victory over the Reds in Brisbane.