Morgan Turinui

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Morgan Turinui
Morgan Turinui Stade francais 2012-03-03.jpg
Full name Morgan Turinui
Date of birth (1982-01-05) 5 January 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
School Waverley College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Queensland Reds
Youth Career
Randwick
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003 ‐ 07
2008 ‐ 10
Waratahs
Reds
65
5
(125)
(5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–05
2006
2000
2002
 Australia
Australia A
Schoolboys
Australia U-21
20
3
(30)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Morgan Turinui (born 5 January 1982 in Sydney) is an Australian rugby union footballer who currently plays for French team Stade Français.

Early life[edit]

Turinui was educated at the Sydney school of Waverley College.[1][2] In 2000, Turinui captained the Australia Schoolboys, having been the vice-captain of the side in the previous year. Turinui went on to represent the Australia under-21 team in 2002, and play for the Australian Sevens side in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Professional career[edit]

Turinui came of age in 2003, scoring a record six tries for his club side, Randwick DRUFC, against Warringah Rugby Club. This effort helped him to be selected for his provincial team, the New South Wales Waratahs, in the same year. In his first year as a professional player, he made his debut for the national team against Ireland and was selected for the Wallabies' campaign for the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.

Although he did not feature prominently in the 2003 tournament, he went on to become a regular fixture in the national team. Turinui was named vice-captain of the Wallabies for their Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in September 2005 and played in all 13 of the Wallabies' Tests in that year. In June 2007, Turinui signed with the Queensland Reds for the 2008 Super 14 season.

Outside rugby[edit]

He is a sought after public speaker and wrote a popular blog on the Wallabies campaign for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

References[edit]

External links[edit]