Kauwe is a native of Orem, Utah, having attended Pleasant Grove High School where he played at the International U18 Level before going on to Kutztown University, where he earned a degree in Business Management. Kauwe participated in the Collegiate Rugby Shield competition held at Zions Bank Stadium this past summer, playing for the Peaks. In addition to his experience in Rugby Union, Kauwe is an experienced Rugby 7’s player, being included in the USA 7’s and PR 7’s player pools, playing for the Experts with current Utah Warriors Joe Mano and Mikey Te’o.
“Tai is a Utah Built product that developed nicely during his time with Kutztown,” said Sparks. “He brings dynamic athleticism that is often not seen at the scrum half position. His experience is 7s also makes him a versatile player that can cover multiple positions. I’m confident too that once he starts working with Shaun Davies we will have a very dangerous and exciting player for the Warriors.”