Hendrik Tui

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Hendrix Tui
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Full nameHendrik Tui
Date of birth (1987-12-13) 13 December 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 ½ in)
Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb; 235 lb) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose Forward / Wing
Current team Suntory Sungoliath
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2011–2013 Panasonic Wild Knights 24 (35)
2013– Suntory Sungoliath 77 (140)
2015–2017 Reds 29 (10)
2019 Sunwolves 11 (0)
Correct as of 21 February 2021
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2012– Japan 47 (90)
Correct as of 21 February 2021

Hendrik Tui (born 13 December 1987) is a Japanese international rugby union player who currently plays as a loose forward for Suntory Sungoliath in the Top League. [2] [3] From 2015 he will represent the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby. [4] [5] He also plays the position of Wing.

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Career

Born in New Zealand, Tui is of Samoan descent. He attended De La Salle College in Mangere, Auckland before going onto university in Japan. Tui has made a name for himself in Japanese rugby, first with the Panasonic Wild Knights, and latterly with Suntory Sungoliath whom he joined in 2013. [3] Some strong showings alongside ex-Wallaby international back-row forward George Smith brought him to the attention of Super Rugby franchise the Queensland Reds, and he was contracted to the Brisbane-based side for the 2015 Super Rugby season. [4]

International

Tui made his international debut for Japan against Tonga in June 2012 and to date has made 25 appearances for his national side and scored 11 tries. [2] [6]

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References

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