: Mangere, NZHome town
: Sleeping, eating and more sleeping10 years from now I'll be...
hopefully playing in the NRLDescribe yourself in three words
: Young, fun, chilledIf I wasn't playing rugby league, I'd be...
laying in bed playing PlayStationFavourite movie
: The Notebook, Cool RunningsFavourite holiday destination
: My bedRole models
: Mum & dadTwitter handle
: @jasontaumaloloBiggest career achievement so far
: Playing NRLBest off-field achievement
: Meeting my girlfriendBiggest career challenge so far
: Trying to stay in first gradeWhat do you like most about playing league?
Getting to do what I love for a livingMost respected opponent
: Chris GrevsmuhlFavourite rugby league player of all time
: Sonny FaiFirst team you ever played league for
: Mangere East HawksPre-game ritual
: Nothing better than having brekky in bed listening to musicTraining/ fitness tip
: Never give upTraining diet tip
: Be careful what you eatGoal for 2013
: Make the most of my chances in NRL
Born in Auckland, Taumalolo moved to Townsville at the age of 13 and attended Kirwan State High School. He earned a scholarship with the Cowboys and would go on to represent the Queensland under-18s and Australian schoolboys at the age of 16.
Taumalolo was just 16 when he played his first NYC game in 2010 and he became the youngest player ever to make his NRL debut for the Cowboys, aged 17 years, two months and 21 days, when he came off the bench against the Bulldogs in 2010.
He would make his second NRL appearance for North Queensland almost a year later when he came off the bench in a loss to South Sydney in round 24 and starred for the Cowboys in round 25 against Cronulla, coming off the bench for the third time to score two crucial tries as well pick up 125 metres in attack.
Taumalolo played for the Junior Kiwis in 2010 and 2011.
In 2011, he was awarded the Rugby League Player's Association's Toyota Cup Player of the Year award, was named in the Toyota Cup Team of the Year in the second year in a row and New Zealand Rugby League’s Junior Player of the Year.
He is also a two-time winner of the Cowboys’ Toyota Cup Player of the Year Award.