Krisnan Inu

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Krisnan Inu
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Personal information
Full name Krisnan Nevada Inu
Nickname Smiling Assassin, Kris
Born (1987-03-17) 17 March 1987 (age 29)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 99 kg (15 st 8 lb)[1]
Playing information
Rugby league
Position Centre, Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–10 Parramatta Eels 78 37 60 0 268
2011–12 New Zealand Warriors 21 12 0 0 48
2012–14 Canterbury Bulldogs 40 16 70 2 206
2015– Catalans Dragons 21 8 3 0 38
Total 160 73 133 2 560
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–13 New Zealand 6 1 13 0 30
2014 Samoa 1 0 6 0 12
Rugby union
Position Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–15 Stade Français 10 4 0 0 20
As of 20 March 2016
Source: Rugby League Project & NRL Stats

Krisnan Nevada Inu (born 17 March 1987) is a New Zealand professional rugby league player for the Catalans Dragons in Super League. He has previously played for Stade Français of the Top 14 in rugby union and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Parramatta Eels and New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League. Inu was a member of the 2008 World Cup-winning New Zealand team.

Playing career[edit]

Inu in 2013

Parramatta Eels[edit]

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.[2]

In August 2008, Inu was named in the New Zealand training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup,[3] and in October 2008, he was named in the final 24-man Kiwi squad.[4]

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.[5]

New Zealand Warriors[edit]

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.[6]

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs[edit]

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.[7]

Catalans Dragons[edit]

Inu returned to rugby league and was signed by Catalans Dragons in June 2015 to add depth to a depleted squad.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catalans Dragons Equipe Saison 2015". Catalans Dragons site officiel. Catalans Dragons S.A.S.P. 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Parramatta 68 v Brisbane 22". Rugby League Tables. stats.rleague.com. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kiwis select Sonny Bill". Sky Sports. 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Kiwis to wait on Webb and Matai". BBC. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Taylor, Inu out of Broncos-Eels clash". ABC News. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ Parramatta stars Krisnan Inu and Feleti Mateo sign for New Zealand Warriors Daily Telegraph, 10 May 2010
  7. ^ Inu leaves the Warriors to join Bulldogs New Zealand Herald, 24 May 2012
  8. ^ http://www.3news.co.nz/sport/krisnan-inu-signs-with-catalans-dragons-2015061708#axzz3dK8MPT2t

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