Male Sa'u

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Male Sa'u
Full name Male Sa'u
Date of birth (1987-10-13) 13 October 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)
School Tangaroa College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Patumahoe
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–07
2008–
Counties Manukau
Yamaha Júbilo
18
46
(0)
(115)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014– Melbourne Rebels 8 (0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006
2007
2013–
New Zealand U19
New Zealand U21
Japan


18


(40)
correct as of 22 June 2014.

Male Sa'u (born 13 October 1987) is a New Zealand born Japanese rugby union player, who can play both Centre and Fly-half. He currently plays for Australian Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels, and is one of four Japanese internationals that plays in the professional competition; Harumichi Tatekawa, Fumiaki Tanaka and Rebels team mate Shota Horie.

Sa'u was selected for Counties Manukau for the inaugural Air New Zealand Cup in 2006, before then he played for amateur side Patumahoe Rugby.[1] He was again selected for the 2007 season, where he played nine out of the ten matches.[2] He played for New Zealand at under-19s level,[3] and at under-20s level. He was also named in the under-21s Trial Squad in 2007.[4]

He joined Japanese side Yamaha Júbilo in the Top League competition for the 2008–09 season, and played twelve time and scored 35 times in his debut season. On his departure in the 2013–14 season, he had scored 115 points over 46 matches. His form over the seasons, earned him a place in Eddie Jones Japanese 42-man squad for the 2013 Asian Five Nations. He mad his debut against the Philippines on 20 April 2013.

In March 2014, Male Sa'u joined the Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby competition.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Counties Manukau Steelers profile photos 2006
  2. ^ Steelers Squad Announced
  3. ^ NZ U19 squad named
  4. ^ Six Counties Manukau Players named in u21 Trial Squad
  5. ^ "Rebels sign second Japanese International" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Waratahs too strong in Sydney" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rebels turn to Japanese for Tahs clash". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. AAP. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 

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