Fred Ah Kuoi
1956 June 07 |
Apia, Western Samoa
|1981–1983||North Sydney Bears||24||4||0||0||12|
|1975||New Zealand Māori|
Ah Kuoi was born in apia, Western Samoa in 1956 and immigrated to New Zealand in 1962  with his parents, Fred Snr and Siutu Ah Kuoi, and his two younger brothers, Peter and Afi. Brothers Andrew and Paul and sister Elizabeth were born in Auckland, New Zealand
Debuting at home versus Hull KR on 2/10/1983 he went on to play for Hull 126 times (including 10 as sub), scoring 28 tries and 1 drop goal for 113 points. Ever versatile,in addition to his main half back role he was also able to play in most of the back positions and even as hooker when need be. In his final year with Hull, 1986 he also became assistant coach to Kenny Foulkes, before finishing his career by returning to Richmond for a final year in the 1987 New Zealand season before retiring.
Ah Kuoi represented Auckland between 1975 and 1980.
Ah Kuoi made his international debut for New Zealand Māori in 1975, at the age of 18. He toured Australia with the side, participated in the 1975 Pacific Cup and faced Australia, Wales, England and France in New Zealand.
That same year, he made the national Kiwi team, touring England and France during the World Cup series. He was Vice Captain in 1979, 80, 81 and 83 and captained the New Zealand team in 1979, becoming New Zealands youngest ever Captain at just 22, leading the 18-11 3rd test win over Britains Tourists (after they'd lost the first 2 under Graham West) then again in 1984 when he led New Zealand to their first 3-0 win over a Great Britain Touring Team - also meaning that New Zealand had never lost a game when Fred was Captain*. During the 1980 tour of Great Britain and France, Ah Kuoi was man of the match in the 14-14 1st test at Wigan and voted the "Most Valuable Player" of the tour also being given the number 1 ranking in the world in the 5/8th position, by the English press.
- Hull FC 100 Greats by Raymond Fletcher refers to the 4 identified games as Captain whilst Mally's memories in the Hull Daily Mail recollections of 3/10/09 refers to him having won all five games as Captain without identifying the games - but both agree he won them all.
In 1983 he was a member of the team that beat the Australians for the first time since 1971, at Lang Park in Brisbane, Australia. He represented the New Zealand "Kiwi" rugby league team from 1975-1985, achieving 28 test appearances. 
Ah Kuoi married his wife Margot in Sydney, Australia on 9 June 1982. Their daughter Danielle was born in Sydney on 3 June 1983; their son Joshua, was born on 9 July 1985 in Hull,and their youngest daughter, Madeleine was born in Auckland, NZ on 3 December 1988. .
Ah Kuoi currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, USA, where he is a Pastor at Phoenix First Assembly of God.
- Fred Ah Kuoi
- Bruce Montgomerie Those Who Played, Montgomerie Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0646434071. p.p.16-17.
- Hull FC 100 Greats by Raymond Fletcher, 1992 ISBN 978-0752424293
- Rothmans Rugby League year books 1981-82 and 1986-87 and Hull FC 100 greats
- Hull Daily Mail, Mally's memories 3/10/09 and HDM 21.10.06 "Look who's back"
- New Zealand Rugby League Annual '97, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1997. p.145
- Hull Daily Mail, Mally's memories 3/10/09 and HDM 21.10.06 "Look who's back" and http://fit4theking.org/fred-ah-kuoi.html