Telusa Veainu

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Telusa Veainu
Full name Telusa Veainu
Date of birth (1990-12-26) 26 December 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Kawakawa, New Zealand
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
School St Andrew's College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Outside Back
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014 Melbourne Rising 0 (0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Hawke's Bay
correct as of 25 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010 New Zealand U20

Telusa Veainu (born 26 December 1990 in Kawakawa, New Zealand) is a rugby union player who currently plays for Canterbury in the ITM Cup and for the Rebels in the Super Rugby competition. He plays on the wings or at centre.

Playing career[edit]

Provincial Rugby[edit]

Veainu went to St Andrew's College in Christchurch where in his final year of school he was made captain of the 1st XV. He was a regular in Canterbury age group sides over the years, making the under 16's, 18's and 19's whilst still at school. Veainu was a star on the wing for the NZ U-20s at the World Cup in Argentina where he scored five tries (including three in the final). Selected to the Canterbury squad for the 2010 ITM Cup, Veainu made his debut off the bench against Hawke's Bay and subsequently started in every match, scoring eight tries as Canterbury won the championship. Playing with Canterbury again for the 2011 ITM Cup, Veainu scored a further 5 tries in 11 games, in the process helping Canterbury win their fourth consecutive title.

Super Rugby[edit]

After a solid ITM Cup season in 2010, Veainu received a contract to play for the Highlanders for the 2011 Super Rugby season. He made his debut in the Highlanders win over the Bulls in week 3 of the competition. His ankle injury limited his playing time.[citation needed]

On 17 September 2013, Veainu signed with the Melbourne Rebels for the 2014[1] and 2015 seasons. In May 2014, playing on the wing, he scored a runaway try for the Rebels in their loss to the Waratahs at home in Melbourne.[2][3]


  1. ^ Rebels Media Unit (17 September 2013). "Rebels sign Telusa Veainu" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Rebels Media Unit (23 May 2014). "Waratahs waltz past Rebels" (Press release). Melbourne Rebels. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Waratahs Media Unit (24 May 2014). "Waratahs hand Rebels a drubbing" (Press release). Waratahs. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 

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