Paul Tito

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Paul Tito
Date of birth (1978-06-09) 9 June 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Taumarunui, New Zealand
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 110 kg (240 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007-2012 Cardiff Blues 124 (15)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998-2006 Taranaki 100 (-)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999
2000-2007
Chiefs
Hurricanes
5
84
(0)
(25)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997
1998-1999
2000–2001, 2003
NZ U19
NZ U21
NZ Maori

Paul Tito (born 9 June 1978 in Taumarunui, New Zealand) is a retired New Zealand rugby union player and a cousin of Nathan Tito. His usual position is at lock. He is 1.97m tall and weighs 110 kg. He attended New Plymouth Boys' High School and represented NZ at U19 level in 1997, U21 from 1998–1999 and the NZ Maori in 2000–2001 and 2003. He played for Waikato Chiefs in 1999 and he represents Taranaki in the Air New Zealand Cup. He played for the Hurricanes in the Super 14.

Tito, was out of contract at the end of the 2007 Super 14 and bolstered the Cardiff Blues squad following that year's World Cup. On arrival in the Welsh capital he was given the job of turning the Blues failing line out around which he did with ease. He was appointed captain the following season replacing Xavier Rush who had stood down from the role. In his first season as captain he steered the region to the EDF Energy Cup Final, beating Gloucester Rugby by 50–12 on 18 April 2009 and he won the Man of the Match award for his efforts.[1]

After a season full with injuries, Tito decided to retire at the end of the 2011/12 season.[2]

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