Siale Piutau

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Siale Piutau
Siale Piutau 2011.jpg
Full name Siale Piutau
Date of birth (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 97 kg (15 st 4 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– Yamaha Jubilo 23 (25)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–11 Counties Manukau 50 (35)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010
2011–12
Chiefs
Highlanders
1
19
(0)
(15)
correct as of 29 July 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011–  Tonga 16 (10)
correct as of 16 July 2014.

Siale Piutau (born 13 October 1985 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a rugby union centre who represents Yamaha Jubilo in the Japanese Top League. Although born and trained in New Zealand, he represents Tonga internationally.

Playing career[edit]

Provincial Rugby[edit]

Piutau joined Counties Manukau during the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup. Over the ensuing few seasons, his solid game on both sides of the ball cemented his place in midfield for the Steelers.[citation needed]

Lining up next to former All Black Tana Umaga in midfield, Piutau was in the 2010 ITM Cup for the Steelers. He started every game for Counties, and was one of the club's top performers over the course of the season. As a reward for his efforts, he was named the 2010 Counties Manukau Player of the Year. His season was also highlighted by the earning of his 50th cap for Counties in the final game of the year.[citation needed]

Super Rugby[edit]

Piutau was included in the Chiefs Wider Training Group for the 2010 Super 14 season, and made his Super Rugby debut as a substitute late in the season after a rash of injuries hit the Chiefs backs.

For the 2011 Super 15 season, Piutau was signed by the Highlanders and emerged as a key squad member, making 13 starts and scoring 3 tries. In 2012, he was limited by injuries and made only 5 appearances. Following the season, he left New Zealand to sign in Japan.

Japan[edit]

For the 2012–13 season, Piutau signed with Yamaha Jubilo of the Top League in Japan.

Personal life[edit]

He is the elder brother of All Black Charles Piutau.

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