Joyce Taufa

Joyce Taufa
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.270
Born June 4, 1996
Hometown Laie, Hawaii
PositionsFlanker, Hooker (XV)
High School Kahuku High School
Club Lindenwood University
College Lindenwood University
Instagram  @joycetaufa

• Collegiate All-American (15s)

Joyce Taufa picked up rugby at age 17 after noticing a local club in her area practicing frequently. Taufa's dad was hesitant about rugby at first but after she snuck to a practice and he spoke with her coach, he came around and is one of her biggest supporters. Taufa also played soccer for 13 years and volleyball through high school.

As her skills in rugby continued to grow, she has earned Player of the Month and Player of the Tournament honors through her collegiate career at Lindenwood where she also named a Collegiate All-American in 2018. That same year, Taufa earned her first cap with the U.S. Women's National Team in November against the New Zealand Black Ferns.

Along with her dad, one of her other biggest supporters is her son.

Match List

03 Nov, 1:00 pmSoldier FieldNew ZealandWomen's Eagles
Rugby Weekend
6 - 67
09 Nov, 4:45 pmAllianz ParkEnglandWomen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
5 - 57
18 Nov, 8:00 amEnergia ParkIrelandWomen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
19 - 10
26 Apr, 7:00 pmInfinity ParkBarbarian F.C.Women's Eagles
Spring Tour
33 - 34
28 Jun, 7:37 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterEnglandWomen's Eagles
Super Series
5 - 38
02 Jul, 8:15 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterNew ZealandWomen's Eagles
Super Series
0 - 33
14 Jul, 12:01 amTorero StadiumFranceWomen's Eagles
Super Series
14 - 53