Born in Wellington, NZ and raised in Vaiala/Malie, Samoa Talapusi bring strength anf fortitude to Rugby ATL. Talapusi began playing rigby at 5 years old while in school and quickly grew to love the game, Captained Samoa U18 for a NZ tour. With brains and brawn, Talapusi got a rugby scholarship to St. Anrews college in Christchurch. Continued to play through the Canterbury region until 2016 before moving to the US and played for the San Franscisco Rush. Finished up degree in te U.S. P Through SF Rush Coach, Adriann Farris, layed 2 seasons Life West rugby. 2017 played with the U.S. National Team in South America at the Americas Pacific Cup with RATL Head Coach Scott Lawrence. After an injury last year, recovered, played rugby over the summer, played for 404 and earned a spot on the Rugby ATL squad.