Player Profile

Player name: Tanginoa Kelepi

Birthdate: 03/01/1994

Club: Parramatta Eels

Grade: NRL

Position: Second Row – Prop

First Grade Debut: Eels v Bulldogs, Stadium Australia, 14/03/2013 (Rd 2)

Awards & Accolades

2010 NSW Under 16’s
2012 NSW Under 18’s
2012 Australian Schoolboys
2013 NSW 20’s
2014 Junior Kangaroos


Bursting onto the NRL stage at just 19, the powerful and aggressive Kelepi embraces the physicality of the NRL. Kelepi represented NSW at U16’s, 18’s and 20’s level, as well as playing for the Australian Schoolboys in 2012 and the Junior Kangaroos in 2014. He quickly rose through the Junior ranks at the Eels, making his eagerly anticipated NRL debut in Round 2 of the 2013 season. After a brief stint with the North Queensland Cowboys where he was part of the 2015 premierships winning squad, Kelepi returned to the Eels in 2016.