Silatolu Latu
Position Hooker
Date of birth 23 February 1993
Height 180cm
Weight 113kg
Debut 2016 v Wales, Cardiff
Caps 12

Biography

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.

Highlights

2012

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

2013

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

2014

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

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

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.   

Rugby World Cup 2020 season

Tries 2
Points 10
Carries 13
Metres 16
Successful Tackles 5
Missed Tackles 1