Martin Taupau

Taupau was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He is of Samoan descent. Taupau moved to Sydney, Australia as a 10-year-old.

He played junior rugby league for the Padstow Panthers and Greenacre Tigers. Taupau attended Endeavour Sports High School and represented the Australia Schoolboys team in 2008.

Martin Taupau was name the Bulldogs NYC Player of the Year in 2009 and as a result he was rewarded and trained with the top grade over the off-season.

Taupau was a late inclusion for the Bulldogs and made his first grade debut against the Warriors on April 10 following an injury to Jarrad Hickey which kept him out of the game.