Fotunuupule Auelua

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Fotu Auelua
Fotu Auelua 2014.jpg
Full name Fotunu'upule Auelua
Date of birth (1984-01-29) 29 January 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
School Trinity Grammar (NSW)
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003 Campbelltown Harlequins ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2005
2006−2007
2007–2010
2011–2012
2014
2016−2017
West Harbour
Dax[1]
Toulon[1]
NTT Shining Arcs
Canberra Vikings
Canon Eagles

50
51
9
8
1

(75)
(35)
(5)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 New South Wales ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2015 Brumbies[1] 33 (5)
Correct as of 27 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–02 Australian Schoolboys[2] ()

Fotunu'upule Auelua (known as Fotu) is an Australian rugby union player who plays at Number 8 for the Brumbies in Super Rugby. He previously played for Dax, Toulon and NTT Shining Arcs.

Early life[edit]

Auelua is of Samoan descent. He was born in Wellington but moved with his family to Campbelltown[1] in Sydney at a young age where he played most of his junior rugby for the Campbelltown Harlequins Rugby Club. He attended Trinity Grammar and played rugby for the Australian Schoolboys in 2001 and 2002.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Auelua played for West Harbour between 2003 and 2005.[3]

In March 2010 he signed a two-year deal to join the Brumbies in 2012, with the Australian Rugby Union to pay part of his salary. In the interim, he rejoined his former West Harbour coach and mentor Joe Barakat at Tokyo-based NTT Communications club side from July 2011 to February 2012.[3][4]

Auelua was named as captain of the Canberra Vikings for the inaugural season of Australia's National Rugby Championship in 2014.[5]

Club[edit]

Honours[edit]

Super Rugby Statistics[edit]

As of 24 December 2014
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2012 Brumbies 8 6 2 381 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2013 Brumbies 17 6 11 573 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Brumbies 8 3 5 299 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 33 15 18 1253 1 0 0 0 5 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Payten, Iain (14 April 2012). "Brumbies boosted by inclusion of giant Fotu Auelua". Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "England V Australian Schools Teams and Info" (Press release). ARU media unit. 29 August 2001. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b AFP (11 March 2011). "Toulon's No.8 quits to join Brumbies". Age. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Rugby Heaven (2011 March 11). Toulon's No.8 quits to join Brumbies. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/toulons-no8-quits-to-join-brumbies-20110311-1bqrx.html
  5. ^ Gaskin, Lee (14 August 2014). "Vikings captain Fotu Auelua looks to smooth the way for Brumbies and ACT club players". Fairfax. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 

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