Who is Michael Alaalatoa? Wiki, Biography
Michael Alaalatoa (born Michael Savea Ala’alatoa) is a Samoan-Australian rugby union player who currently plays as a prop for the Crusaders in the international Super Rugby competition. He was eligible to play international rugby for Australia through birth and New Zealand through residency, prior to his international debut for Samoa in 2019. He was born into a rugby household where his father Vili was a member of the Samoa squad for the 1991 Rugby World Cup, and he was quickly introduced into the sporting world and played rugby, volleyball, and cricket in his childhood.
He excelled in Rugby and he played three years in the Newington College First XV. He made his way through the ranks in the New South Wales Shute Shield, initially with Southern Districts and later West Harbour. Some impressive performances at that level saw him become a regular member of the Waratahs wider training squad in 2014. An injury to regular front-rower Paddy Ryan saw him called up to the Waratahs first team for the final round of league matches in the 2014 Super Rugby season. He made his debut as a second-half replacement in the Waratahs 34-3 victory over the Reds in Brisbane. He was a member of Samoa Under 20 side that competed in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship. On August 23, 2019, he was named in Samoa’s 34-man training squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, before being named in the final 31 on 31 August.
Leading up to the 2015 ITM Cup he moved to New Zealand and signed to play for Manawatu where he had a solid season that earned him a 2016 super rugby contract with the Crusaders It was announced on 12 April 2021 that he would be moving to Leinster Rugby to play Pro 14 and European Cup rugby starting in the 2021/22 season.
Michael Alaalatoa Age
He was born on August 28, 1991 in Sydney, Australia.
Michael Alaalatoa Family
He is the son of Vili Alaalatoa a former member of the Samoan Squad. He also has a younger sibling, Allan Alaalatoa who plays as a prop for the Brumbies in Super Rugby.
Michael Alaalatoa Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.89 m) tall.