Poutasi Luafutu

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Poutasi Luafutu
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Personal information
Full name Poutasi Vaiofiso Tuasivi Luafutu
Date of birth (1987-12-02) 2 December 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Invercargill, New Zealand
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
School(s) attended Marist College Rosalie
Relatives Second youngest of 8 siblings
Club information
Position(s) Back row
Current club CA Brive
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
2010– CA Brive
Super Rugby
Super Rugby
2008–10 Queensland Reds 10 (0)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Poutasi Vaiofiso Tuasivi Luafutu (born 2 December 1987) is a New Zealand born Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for CA Brive in the Top 14. He signed from the Queensland Reds of Super Rugby. He can play anywhere in the backrow.

Biography[edit]

Early Years[edit]

He started playing rugby league for the Redbank Bears at the age of 10 before switching codes at the age of 12 to play for the Riverview and Districts Junior Rugby Union Club. He was also a keen volleyball and basketball player as a student at Marist College Rosalie.

Super 14[edit]

Luafutu made his debut for the Reds in the 2008 Super 14 season against the Bulls.[1] He established himself within the Reds' revival during the 2010 Super 14 season among many other players in the somewhat inexperienced forward pack. He is most noted for his efforts in the Reds' final game of the season against the Highlanders at the Suncorp Stadium, coming off the bench to score 2 tries, the second to win the match with 2 minutes remaining.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPNScrum.com."Match report: Reds run Bulls ragged". 15 March 2008. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald. "Cooper inspires crippled Reds in high-scoring finale". 16 May 2010. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.