HTA is delighted to be sponsoring a player at Percy Park Rugby Club in North Tyneside.
Lome Fa’atau (born 23 October 1975) in Wellington, New Zealand is a rugby union player and is currently coaching the 1st XV team at Percy Park.
The speedy winger is recognisable by his traditional Samoan tattoo. Before his rugby career took off, he attended St. Patrick’s College in Wellington, where he was a star basketball player for his college team. It was not until he left college that he began playing rugby union for the local club Marist St. Pat’s, where he made his debut in the third grade division at fullback.
Fa’atau joined Scottish side Glasgow after the 2007 Rugby World Cup. After two seasons with Glasgow he joined Nice who play in Federale 1 in France, and played with former internationals Dan Luger, Ross Beattie, Kevin Yates and Mark McHugh as well as England coach Martin Johnson’s brother Will Johnson who used to play for Leicester Tigers.
Percy Park Rugby Football Club runs five senior sides and a full set of junior teams. The first XV currently plays in North One East. HTA’s director, Russell Taylor used to play at Percy Park and has also coached junior teams there.