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.

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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