Teen 'Turbo Tupou' explosive hat-trick wows

Last updated 11:43 14/05/2014
Sky Sport

Sacred Heart College prop Taniela Tupou shot to stardom on his 18th birthday with an impressive first half hat-trick of tries against Kelston Boys' High School.

Our future Kiwi sports stars

Share your stories, photos and videos.

Related Links

Young 135kg prop's hat-trick

Relevant offers

Rugby

On the ball: Football strikes on rugby's NZ turf as kids vote with their feet Manawatu sports people surprised Selica Winiata did not make the NZ sevens squad Marty Banks training with Highlanders as Italian club waits Hello Chiefs, we need to talk - my bags are packed and I'm ready to go Rugby bosses should explain why star speedster Selica Winiata has no sevens contract New Zealand interim coach Scott Waldrom enjoying role ahead of Wellington Sevens Stephen Larkham and Andrew Walker to lace up boots at Global Tens Four new caps in NZ team for Wellington sevens On the ball: 'Five years ago I was rugby mad' - how to win friends, sport and influence (sort of) your kids On the ball: Rugger or footie - what's best?

Remember the name Taniela Tupou.

In a match against Kelston Boys' High School first XV, "Turbo Tupou" from Auckland's Sacred Heart College scored a hat-trick, including two tries run in from over 50-metres; on his 18th birthday, no less.

Few front-rowers posses the sort of pace and vision the 135kg schoolboy has and footage of the barnstorming prop has gone viral online, capturing almost 20,000 views in a week.

His efforts have drawn the attention of overseas media too, with Britain's Telegraph newspaper reporting on him. 

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the best-performed All Blacks forward on the northern tour?

Dane Coles

Nathan Harris

Keven Mealamu

Wyatt Crockett

Charlie Faumuina

Ben Franks

Owen Franks

Joe Moody

Brodie Retallick

Luke Romano

Jeremy Thrush

Patrick Tuipulotu

Sam Whitelock

Sam Cane

Jerome Kaino

Richie McCaw

Liam Messam

Kieran Read

Vitor Vito

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content