Tutuila, American Samoa
A rugby player who has played for the New Zealand All Black’s and Auckland Blues Super Rugby team. Currently playing rugby overseas for French rugby club Stade Toulousain in the Top 14.
SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
2001 – Represented New Zealand in Rugby in the New Zealand Schools
2002 – Represented New Zealand Under 19
2003 to 2004 – Represented New Zealand Under 21
2005 – Represented New Zealand Sevens
2005 – Represented Junior All Blacks
2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 – Represented New Zealand All Blacks
2012 – Signed a two year deal to play rugby in Japan during which he will be ineligible to play for the All Blacks.
Player of the Tournament at the 2004 IRB Under 21 World Championship
NZRU Age Grade Player of the Year 2004
Nominated for IRB International Player of the Year at the Rugby World Cup 2011
Scored his first world cup try at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in the opening match against Tonga. He then went on to score three more tries bringing his tally to four. Currently he has scored the most tries of any forward
Winner of the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year Award 2011