Patrick Tuifua played two matches with the French under-20s during the last Six Nations Tournament, and was even voted man of the match against Ireland. The powerful third row (1.91 m and 114 kg) was called to a New Zealand U19 training camp.

The All Blacks have spotted the player of French origin who plays with the Hawke's Bay Magpies in NPC, the Kiwi provincial championship. He could make his debut in Super Rugby with the Hurricanes of Wellington. “I remain eligible for the All Blacks next year, after five years of residence in New Zealand,” he explains.