- DOB23 Aug 1989
Ahsee Tuala’s senior rugby career began in New Zealand with the Counties Manukau Steelers.
The Samoan-born fullback made his debut in the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup aged just 20, but having spent five seasons in Auckland, Tuala joined Saints in February 2015 as injury cover for Ben Foden.
He then signed a new deal to make his move to Franklin’s Gardens permanent following an impressive stint in the No.15 jersey.
Since joining Saints, Tuala has notched up over a half century of Premiership appearances, scoring a try on his debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Wasps.
Scoring the winning try in the European Champions Cup play-off final against Stade Francais, Tuala helped Saints secure top-tier European rugby for the 2017/18 season in a fine finish to the 2016/17 campaign.
Tuala debuted for Samoa in November 2014 against Canada in Vannes, and was one of his country’s top performers in the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup.
He received the Saints’ Supporters Breakthrough Player of the Year award for his performances in 2016/17, and he would feature heavily the following season too – with 27 appearances in all competitions and seven tries.