Rudi Wulf

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Rudi Wulf
Rudi Wulf 2013 (cropped).jpg
Full name Rudolffe Wulf
Date of birth (1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
School Rosmini College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
New Zealand No. 1077
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010–11, 2012- Toulon 66 (75)
correct as of 7 Nuly 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–09 & 2011–2012 North Harbour 58 (60)
correct as of 7 July 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–10
2012
Blues
Blues
42
7
(95)
(10)
correct as of 14 July 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007
2008
Junior AB's
New Zealand
1
4
(5)
(0)
correct as of 14 July 2012.

Rudi Wulf (born 2 February 1984 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a rugby union footballer who plays for Toulon in the French Top 14.[1][2] He joined Toulon on a two-year contract after being left out of the 2010 All Black Tri Nations squad.[3] He previously played for North Harbour in the Air New Zealand Cup and the Auckland-based Blues in the Super 14 competition. He played for Marist in the North Harbour premier competition.

On 1 June 2008, Rudi became a New Zealand All Black for the first time. However, playing in France means he will no longer be eligible to play for the All Blacks.

Wulf is regarded as a three quarter, in that he can play wing, fullback and outside centre.

Wulf's promising career almost ended before it began when, in June 2005, he suffered a serious injury by diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool and fracturing vertebrae in his neck.[4] He has since made a full recovery. He attended high school at Rosmini College where he played 1st XV rugby alongside fellow former All Black, Anthony Boric.

He is related to French rugby league international Vincent Wulf.[5]

Wulf will return to Toulon for the 2012/2013 Season on a two-year contract.[6] In May 2013 he started as Toulon won the 2013 Heineken Cup Final by 16–15 against Clermont Auvergne.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.planet-rugby.co.za/story/0,25883,9818_6206939,00.html
  2. ^ "Toulon hunt down Wulf". Sky Sports. 15 June 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.lequipe.fr/Rugby/breves2010/20100628_104110_wulf-arrive-sur-la-rade.html
  4. ^ Gray, Wynne (7 June 2005). "Dive puts gifted wing's playing future on hold". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 14 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Rattue, Chris (6 February 2004). "Rugby: Sevens up for the Wulf man". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Wulf set for Toulon return". Stuff.co.nz. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Toulon claim Heineken Cup glory". ESPN. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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