Anthony Tuitavake

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Anthony Tuitavake
Tuitavake MHR vs RM 92.JPG
Full name Anthony Tuitavake
Date of birth (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Wing
New Zealand No. 1072
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
NEC Green Rockets
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001-2009 North Harbour 82 (140)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008 New Zealand 6 (5)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2002 New Zealand
Anthony Tuitavake
Medal record
Competitor for  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2002 Manchester Rugby 7's

Anthony Tuitavake (born 12 February 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand) 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, who not only finishes backline moves himself, but also has the vision to create space and scoring opportunities for his outsides.

He had a great season in 2005 for both the Highlanders and North Harbour 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.[1] In 2013, Tuitavake signed up with top French club Montpellier for the 2013-14 season.[2]


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