Anthony Tuitavake

Anthony Tuitavake
Tuitavake MHR vs RM 92.JPG
Birth name Anthony Tuitavake
Date of birth (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
School Massey High School
Notable relative(s) Nafi Tuitavake, Brother
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing
All Black No. 1072
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2013
2013-2016
2016-
NEC Green Rockets
Montpellier
Racing 92
37
72
19
(30)
(10)
(5)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2009 North Harbour 82 (140)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005
2006–2010
Highlanders
Blues
10
45
(0)
(80)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008 New Zealand 6 (5)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2002 New Zealand

Anthony Tuitavake (born 12 February 1982 in Auckland) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays as a centre or on the wing. Tuitavake, of Tongan descent, is a fast attacking centre.

Career

He had a great season in 2005 for both the Highlanders (Super 12) and North Harbour (National Provincial Championship),[1] before being signed by the Blues in 2006, with whom he remained until 2009.

He played for the world champion New Zealand Under 19 side in 2001 and for the New Zealand Under 21 team in 2002. Tuitavake is also a former New Zealand Sevens representative, winning a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2002 in Manchester and then a world title the following year. Tuitavake was named in the 2008 All Blacks squad; making him All Black number 1072. He made his All Black debut, starting in the 14 jersey, on 7 June against Ireland.

In 2009, Tuitavake signed a two-year deal with Japanese club NEC Green Rockets, with whom he debuted in the 2010-11 season.[2] In 2013, Tuitavake signed up with top French club Montpellier for the 2013–14 season.[3] In the summer of 2016, he joined the Top 14 side Racing 92.[4]

Honours

References

  1. ^ "Anthony Tuitavake Profile". Itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Montpellier snap up Olivier". Sport24.co.za. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  4. ^ "Transfert - Montpellier : Tuitavake s'engage au Racing 92". leclubrugby.fr (in French). 24 June 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  5. ^ "European Challenge Cup final: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier". BBC Sport. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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