Timothy Lafaele
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Timothy Lafaele
Timothy Lafaele
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Date of birth (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthSamoa
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)
SchoolDe La Salle College, New Zealand
UniversityYamanashi Gakuin University, Japan
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Centre
Current team Sunwolves / Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014-present Coca-Cola Red Sparks 28 (102)
2017-present Sunwolves 9 (22)
Correct as of 20 August 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016-present Japan 18 (27)
Correct as of 15 September 2019

Timothy Lafaele (Japanese: , born 19 August 1991) is a Samoan-born, Japanese international rugby union player who plays as a fly-half or centre.[1] He currently plays for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and the Coca-Cola Red Sparks in Japan's domestic Top League.[2][3] He received Japanese citizenship in 2017.

Club career

Lafaele has played all of his senior rugby in Japan with the Coca-Cola Red Sparks, who he joined in 2014.[4]


Lafaele received his first call-up for his adopted country Japan's senior squad ahead of the 2016 end-of-year rugby union internationals. He debuted as a second-half replacement in new head coach, Jamie Joseph's first game, a 54-20 loss at home to Argentina.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Timothy Lafaele ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Timothy Lafaele Top League Player Profile" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Timothy Lafaele Coca-Cola Red Sparks Player Profile" (in Japanese). CC West. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Timothy Lafaele itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 2016.

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