The young Welsh behemoth that Scarlets are set to unleash in today
Scarlets are set to unleash one of the most exciting young Welsh prospects in the country today. His name is Carwyn Tuipolotu and he could very well be the next big thing in British rugby.
Carwyn Tuipulotu has been making serious waves in Britain over the past two years with impressive performances for his school Sedbergh and the Scarlets academy.
The son of Katilimoni Tuipulotu, a legendary player for Tonga in the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Alex Shaw of RugbyPass interviewed Tuipulotu, and he spoke about how his father has had a significant effect on how he plays rugby today.
Weighing in at 125kg and standing at 6’2, he certainly has been blessed with the physical attributes that made his family so dominant in the sport.
Carwyn Tuipulotu in action for Sedbergh School in England…
The youngster has been playing for Sedbergh School in England, widely regarded by many as the strongest rugby school in the country.
Luckily for Welsh fans, Tuipulotu qualifies to play for Wales, following in the footsteps of his cousin. He has currently been involved in the Scarlets academy set up in the South of Wales and he has also featured for Wales Under 16s at age-grade level.
What truly astounded us was his physical dominance in the highlight reel that was released today. At just 17 years of age, he is carrying some serious size for his age, which can only be a good thing at the schoolboy level where power is king.
He starts this afternoon for the men in red on the bench.
If he can get on the pitch today against Ospreys then he could very well start his journey towards a possible Welsh cap in the future.
Here’s our squad to face @ospreys in a pre-season match at Parc y Scarlets tomorrow. Great to see Foxy back! 👊
Dyma ein tîm i wynebu’r Gweilch yfory yng ngêm cyn y tymor ym Mharc y Scarlets! Gwych i weld Foxy nol 🦊ADVERTISEMENT
— Scarlets Rugby (@scarlets_rugby) September 24, 2020