|Full name||Krisnan Nevada Inu|
|Born||17 March 1987|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||106 kg (16 st 10 lb)|
As of 16 August 2019
Krisnan Nevada Inu (born 17 March 1987) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a centre or winger for the Salford Red Devils in the Betfred Super League. He has played for both New Zealand and Samoa at international level.
He has previously played the Parramatta Eels, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL, and the Catalans Dragons and the Widnes Vikings in the Super League. Inu is one of two players who have lost grand finals with three clubs. He was a member of the 2008 World Cup-winning New Zealand team.
Inu was born in Auckland, New Zealand.
A Parramatta Eels junior, Inu made his first grade debut in the 2007 NRL season against the Canberra Raiders. After just one first grade match he was named to play for New Zealand in the ANZAC Day Test against Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Kangaroos ran out easy 30-6 winners over the Kiwis. After the test, Inu was dropped back to Premier League but returned to first grade through a series of injuries to regular players. Inu took on the kicking duties as Parramatta's primary kicker and full-back, Luke Burt, was injured mid-season. In Round 25 Inu scored three tries and kicked seven goals in Parramatta's 46-point win over Brisbane.
After a 2-4 start to the 2009 season, the Eels decided to re-tool their line-up, dropping Inu to the New South Wales Cup, with Taulima Tautai replacing him for the Round 7 match against the Brisbane Broncos. Inu played in the 2009 NRL grand final for Parramatta against The Melbourne Storm at centre. At the end of the 2010 season, Inu told coach Daniel Anderson that he would be joining The New Zealand Warriors on a two year deal.
New Zealand Warriors
Inu played in New Zealand's 2011 NRL grand final loss to The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Inu's up-and-down tenure at the Warriors was curtailed in May 2012 with his release and immediate signing with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Inu was released by the Warriors in May 2012 so he could immediately join the Des Hasler coached Bulldogs. He signed with the Bulldogs until the end of the 2015 season. Inu played in the 2012 grand final for Canterbury.
Salford Red Devils
On the 27th of March 2019, it was announced on the Salford Red Devils official website that Inu, has signed a contract with immediate effect. He joins the Super League club on a deal that will see him return to the Super League after previous stints with Catalans Dragons, and Widnes Vikings.
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- Parramatta stars Krisnan Inu and Feleti Mateo sign for New Zealand Warriors Daily Telegraph, 10 May 2010
- Inu leaves the Warriors to join Bulldogs New Zealand Herald, 24 May 2012
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