After starting the 2020 season on a train and trial deal the big rookie prop twice had his contract upgraded - the second time to three years - and capped the campaign by being named the Vodafone Warriors' rookie of the year.
He finished up missing just one game all season through suspension and quickly established himself as a first-choice starting prop. Indeed, he started 15 times in his 19 appearances.
JTB's year was also highlighted by him representing the Vodafone Warriors at the NRL Nines in Perth and being selected for the NRL All-Stars to face the Māori All-Stars in Robina (and he again played for the All-Stars this year).
Taunoa-Brown’s rugby league journey took him through the Melbourne Storm, the Newcastle Knights and Norths Devils in Brisbane before earning an NRL contract.
He was with the Storm at under-18 and under-20 level in 2014 and 2015 (playing a total on 20 games) while he spent 2016 and 2017 with the Knights where he appeared in an NRL trial in 2017 as well as 21 under-20 games and 12 New South Wales Cup matches. In 2018 and 2019 he has amassed 47 appearances in the Queensland Cup.
Off the field, the big man has earned a reputation as an up and coming rapper and hip hop producer known as Yung Maynie.
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2021 Season - By Round
|Round||Opponent||Score||Position||Minutes Played||Tries||Goals||Points||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Hit Up Running Metres||Kick Return Metres|
|1||Titans||Won||19 - 6||Prop||34||-||-||-||-||-||-||25||-||10||20||1||60||60||-|
|2||Knights||Lost||16 - 20||Prop||21||-||-||-||-||-||-||12||1||6||12||1||39||31||7|
|6||Dragons||Won||14 - 20||Prop||54||-||-||-||-||-||-||38||-||10||29||1||68||68||-|
|7||Storm||Lost||42 - 20||Prop||45||-||-||-||-||-||2||36||-||8||20||-||63||63||-|
|8||Cowboys||Won||24 - 20||Prop||40||-||-||-||-||-||-||20||-||8||30||-||46||46||-|
|9||Sea Eagles||Lost||38 - 32||Prop||41||-||-||-||-||-||-||18||-||8||28||-||62||52||10|
|10||Eels||Lost||18 - 34||Prop||44||-||-||-||-||-||1||23||-||8||40||3||84||43||29|
|11||Wests Tigers||Won||30 - 26||Prop||25||-||-||-||-||-||-||4||-||2||25||3||9||9||-|
|12||Cowboys||Lost||29 - 28||Prop||34||-||-||-||-||-||-||27||-||9||26||1||58||44||14|
|18||Sea Eagles||Lost||32 - 18||Interchange||23||-||-||-||-||-||-||14||-||4||17||-||33||33||-|
Career By Season
|Year||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|
|Year Start||Year End||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|