Patrick Kuru

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Patrick Kuru
Playing information
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996 Bay of Plenty 19 4 0 0 16
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–04 Cook Islands

Patrick Kuru is a Cook Islander rugby league footballer, playing at representative level for Cook Islands, and at club level for Bay of Plenty Stags, and Altona Roosters, as a Second-row.

Playing career[edit]

Kuru played for the Bay of Plenty Stags in the 1996 Lion Red Cup, scoring two tries in the semi-final defeat by Waikato.[1]

Kuru currently plays for the Altona Roosters in the Victorian Rugby League competition. Kuru captained the squad to the 2010 title.[2] He was chosen in an Australian Affiliated national side in 2005, representing Victoria.[3]

Representative career[edit]

Kuru made his début for the Cook Islands at the 1997 World Nines tournament.[4]

He was then picked in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup squad.[5] [6]

Kuru later represented the Cook Islands in test series against New Zealand Māori in 2003 and Fiji in 2004.


  1. ^ Cougars show teeth after tame start Waikato Times, 26 August 1996
  2. ^ Altona Roosters 28 Sunbury United Tigers 26 Rugby League Coaching Manuals, 1 September 2010
  3. ^ Lions Roar in WA and Australian Rep Honours South Perth Lions Rugby League Club
  4. ^ 1997 World Nines Tournament Archived February 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Statistics at". 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  6. ^ Wales v Cook Islands preview BBC Sport