Silatolu Latu
Debut 2016 v Wales, Cardiff
Caps 12


Born in Tonga, Latu moved to Sydney where he attended Botany Bay Primary School and South Sydney High. His uncle signed him up to the Canterbury Juniors from a very young age. He began his junior career as a flyhalf before he settled as a forward Latu began playing for the University of Sydney at just 16 and went on to win national aged representation in 2012 and again in 2013. Following his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs against the Western Force, Latu was selected in the 2014 Wallabies’ squad but a broken arm derailed his chances of a start. Two years later, Latu was picked for the Spring Tour and won his first Test cap against Wales.



Selected in the Australia U20s squad for the Junior World Championships in South Africa.


Selected in the Australia U20s squad for the Junior World Championships in France.


Latu was picked in Michael Cheika’s 2014 Spring Tour squad but a broken arm ended his chances of a Wallabies debut.


Latu won his first Test cap off the bench against Wales in Cardiff. He played a further three Tests on that tour including his first match in the run-on XV against France in Paris.


Picked in the Wallabies’ June Series squad but was criticised for a lack of fitness and missed selection for any Wallabies squad for the rest of the year.


He earned a career high eight caps from the Wallabies' 13 Test matches. Six of the eight were as the replacement hooker including all three matches of the home series against Ireland. He started at hooker in the run-on XV for the Spring Tour internationals against Wales and England.