Born: 4 April, 1964
Test record: 2 Tests (1990) – 0 points
Tours: 1990 tour of Papua New Guinea

Backline journeyman Paddy Tuimavave featured in the centres in both Tests on New Zealand’s 1990 tour of Papua New Guinea.

A Western Samoa representative at three Pacific Cup tournaments and its historic World Cup debut in 1995, Tuimavave broke into the Auckland team in 1985 and was fullback and captain as the province toppled Great Britain in 1988.

The Kiwis’ trip to Papua New Guinea in 1990 was overshadowed by the glut of players prevented from touring by Australian and English clubs, but it nevertheless provided Tuimavave with the opportunity to don the black-and-white jersey. The 26-year-old partnered Dave Watson in the centres as New Zealand won the Tests 36-4 in Goroka and 18-10 in Port Moresby.

On the club scene, Tuimavave was a valuable contributor for Mount Albert and Northcote, and spent English winters with Championship clubs Swinton and Leigh and second division Workington Town.

Tuimavave’s brother, Tony, represented New Zealand and was a ’95 World Cup teammate for Samoa, while nephews Evarn Tuimavave and Antonio Winterstein also went on become Kiwis.