Under the shadow of Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith, Tane Tuipulotu was loaned from Wellington to Manawatu in the 2006 season. His physicality and speed made him a formidable attacker, able to slice through a team's defence. Playing 4 games and scoring a single try, Tuipulotu's class is evident through his appearances with the Chiefs and the Hurricanes.
- Position: Second Five Eighth
- Number of Manawatu Games: 4
- High School Club: St. Kentigern College
- Nationality: Tonga
- Date of Birth: 07 February 1982