|Inu in 2013|
|Full name||Krisnan Nevada Inu|
|Nickname||Smiling Assassin, Kris|
17 March 1987 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||99 kg (15 st 8 lb)|
|As of 24 January 2015|
|Source: NRL Stats|
Krisnan Nevada Inu (born 17 March 1987) is a New Zealand professional rugby union player for Stade Français of the Top 14. Previously, he was a rugby league footballer for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, the Parramatta Eels and New Zealand Warriors of the National Rugby League. Inu was a member of the 2008 World Cup-winning New Zealand team.
A Parramatta Eels junior, Inu made his first grade debut in the 2007 NRL season against the Canberra Raiders. After just one first grade match he was named to play for New Zealand in the ANZAC Day Test against Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Kangaroos ran out easy 30-6 winners over the Kiwis. After the test, Inu was dropped back to Premier League but returned to first grade through a series of injuries to regular players. Inu took on the kicking duties as Parramatta's primary kicker and full-back, Luke Burt, was injured mid-season. In Round 25 Inu scored three tries and kicked seven goals in Parramatta's 46-point win over Brisbane. In 2007, along with Hayne, Inu was the Eels top try-scorer. Inu's successful season was recognised when he was nominated for Rookie of the Year at the 2007 Dally M awards, however the award went to Melbourne Storm centre Israel Folau. Inu did receive the 2007 Parramatta Eels season's rookie of the year award.
After a 2-4 start to the 2009 season, the Eels decided to re-tool their line-up, dropping Inu to the New South Wales Cup, with Taulima Tautai replacing him for the Round 7 match against the Brisbane Broncos. However, Inu returned to first grade from Round 10 onwards and was a large part of the Eels run to the 2009 NRL Grand Final where they were beaten 23-16 by the Melbourne Storm (the Storm would eventually be stripped of both their 2007 and 2009 premierships due to salary cap breaches, with no NRL premier recorded for either season).
New Zealand Warriors
- "Parramatta 68 v Brisbane 22". Rugby League Tables. stats.rleague.com. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- "Kiwis to wait on Webb and Matai". BBC. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
- "Taylor, Inu out of Broncos-Eels clash". ABC News. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2009.[dead link]
- Parramatta stars Krisnan Inu and Feleti Mateo sign for New Zealand Warriors Daily Telegraph, 10 May 2010
- Inu leaves the Warriors to join Bulldogs New Zealand Herald, 24 May 2012