With a surname like his he has to be part of the Tuimavave rugby league dynasty - and he is. The son of Chanel Tuimavave, Carlos can count former Vodafone Warriors hard man and Kiwi international Tony as his uncle while ex-Vodafone Warriors prop Evarn Tuimavave is also a relative as is 1990s Kiwi Paddy Tuimavave and the others from the well-known Auckland clan. Carlos was spotted by the Vodafone Warriors some time ago, coming into the club's NYC squad in 2010 when he made his debut against Manly in the fourth round of the competition. He quickly found himself a home at standoff where he usually teamed up with Shaun Johnson. An accomplished playmaker, he was named man of the match for his performance in the Vodafone Junior Warriors' NYC grand final win against South Sydney. Overcame a season riddled with injuries to play a big role in helping the Vodafone Junior Warriors to their second straight NYC title. He also gained selection alongside a number of his team-mates in the Junior Kiwis in 2010 and 2011. Won the Vodafone Warriors Young NYC Player of the Year Award in 2010. He was upgraded to the fulltime NRL squad after the 2011 season but remained eligible for the NYC in 2012. While troubled by injury at times, Tuimavave continued to play in the NYC until he was called onto the bench for the 22nd-round home game against Cronulla. Only 16 minutes into the match he was injected at standoff when James Maloney was forced off with a knee injury, becoming the sixth member of the 2011 NYC squad to make his first-grade in 2012.
Club No: 177
Educated: Sacred Heart College (Auckland)
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