Tu’ipulotu was born and raised in Tonga playing 1st XV rugby at Liahona High School. Straight out of High School Lote was selected for the Mate Ma’a Tonga Rugby League squad but put his rugby career on hold to serve an LDS mission. When Lote returned from the Philippines he played international Rugby League for Tonga from 2010 to 2014 and was also a part of the Tonga A Rugby Union squad in 2015.
Lote moved to the United States two years ago and has been an important part of the Utah Brothers Rugby Club. His stand-out performance in the local Men’s Premier Division earned him selection last year for the Rugby Utah Men’s Select side where he continued to thrive and was named in the USA Islanders squad. Lote joined the Islanders in Bermuda and earned a starting spot at hooker against Aviva Premiership Champions Saracens.