Teen 'Turbo Tupou' explosive hat-trick wows

Last updated 11:43 14/05/2014
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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.

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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. 

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