TJ Ioane
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TJ Ioane

TJ Ioane
Birth nameTala James Ioane
Date of birth (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 29)
Place of birthMotootua, Samoa
Height1.82 m (5 ft  in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
SchoolWellington College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015- 38 (30)
Correct as of 6 June 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)

Correct as of 13 October 2014
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013-2014 Highlanders 18 (0)
Correct as of 2 June 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014- Samoa 17 (5)
Correct as of 25 October 2018

TJ Ioane (9 May 1989 in Samoa) is a Samoan rugby union player who plays as a flanker. Domestically, he represents Otago in the ITM Cup.[1] He made his provincial debut in 2009 and his strong performances saw him named in the Highlanders squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season. He has international experience as well with the New Zealand schools side in 2007.

Ioane moved from Samoa to New Zealand at 8 years old.[2]

In 2014 he was named in Samoa national team's squad for their 2014 European tour. He debuted in Samoa's second tour match, starting at #7 against Canada.


  1. ^ "TJ Ioane Otago Player Profile". Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "TJ Ioane a highlight of Highlanders' horror run".

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