Chad Tuoro

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Chad Tuoro
Birth nameChad Tuoro
Date of birth (1981-05-27) 27 May 1981 (age 37)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 200 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Halfback
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
C. Manukau
Bay of Plenty

Correct as of 21 October 2010
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2008-2009 New Zealand 10
Correct as of 27 May 2009
Teams coached
Years Team
2013-Present Cook Islands

Chad Tuoro is a New Zealand Rugby union player who plays for the New Zealand Sevens team. Saint Kentigern College Old Collegian, Head of Bruce House

International career[edit]


Chad Tuoro was selected in the New Zealand Sevens squad of 13 for the third tournament of the 2007/2008 IRB World Sevens Series in Wellington. He was the only one potential debutant amongst the group. But Nigel Hunt had passed a fitness test, it meant that Chad would miss out on the tournament.[2] At age 26, Tuoro went on to make his international debut for the side in Hong Kong along with North Harbour winger Nafi Tuitavake.[3] In 2008 he made a further three appearances in Adelaide and the final two tournaments in London and Edinburgh as he replaced Solomon King because of injury.[4]

Tuoro started 2009 off in San Diego having replaced Tomasi Cama and Edwin Cocker.[5] He continued to be a key contributor for New Zealand, appearing in Hong Kong, Adelaide, London, Edinburgh and including the 2009 Rugby World Cup, recording 2 tries against Italy and Tonga.[6]

Career highlights[edit]

Rugby Sevens[edit]

Rugby Union[edit]


  1. ^ AllBlacks (2008), pg 61
  2. ^ "Nigel Hunt passed fit for NZI Sevens".
  3. ^ "New Zealand Sevens squad for Hong Kong, Adelaide".
  4. ^ "Injury forces change to New Zealand Sevens squad".
  5. ^ "Forbes out of Sevens squad".
  6. ^ "NZ Sevens squad named for 2009 RWC Sevens".

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