Former New Zealand Secondary Schools captain, Quinn Tupaea broke onto the scene for Waikato in 2018.
A powerful runner and skilful with ball in hand, he has a bright future ahead of him.
Tupaea had an impressive debut season for the Chiefs in 2020, debuting against the Blues in the opening game of the year. Tupaea was later named Chiefs Rookie of the year.
His notable performances for Waikato also earned him a spot in the 2019 New Zealand Under-20 squad.
In 2020 he made his Māori All Blacks debut against Moana Pasifika at FMG Stadium Waikato.