Richard Kahui

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Richard Kahui
Kahui (cropped).jpg
Date of birth (1985-06-09) 9 June 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Tokoroa, New Zealand
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
School Forest View High School
University Wintec
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre / Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– Toshiba Brave Lupus 32 (65)
correct as of 24 July 2016.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–12 Waikato 35 (75)
correct as of 2 August 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 26 May 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–2012 New Zealand 17 (50)
correct as of 5 November 2012.

Richard Kahui (born 9 June 1985 in Tokoroa, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays for Toshiba Brave Lupus in the Top League. He previously played for the Highlanders and Chiefs in Super Rugby, Waikato in the ITM Cup, and New Zealand internationally. He plays at centre and wing.



Kahui debuted for Waikato in the 2004 NPC. In 2006, he was the top try scorer for the Air New Zealand Cup, and was named the 'Air New Zealand Cup Player of the Year'.[1]

Kahui made his Super Rugby debut in 2006 with the Highlanders. In 2007 he signed with the Chiefs with whom he has remained since. In 2012, he was a part of the championship-winning Chiefs squad.

In 2013 it was announced that he signed with Toshiba Brave Lupus on a two-year deal, beginning with the 2013–14 Top League season.[2]


In 2008 Kahui was also named as a member of the New Zealand All Blacks squad for the inbound tours to New Zealand. He made his All Blacks debut on 21 June 2008, starting at outside centre (13), and scored a try in New Zealand's 44–12 victory over England. He has shown his versatility by playing on the wing (14) in the All Blacks 2009 Bledisloe Cup victory over Australia. Unfortunately, a six-month shoulder injury he incurred at the end of his 2009 Super 14 season with the Chiefs, prevented him from playing in the All Black side later in the year.

In 2010, Kahui returned to the All Blacks and was dynamic in the second test against Wales in Dunedin, where he scored a try from playing on the wing. The following week against South Africa, he was named as a reserve and came onto Eden Park in the second half also on the wing again.[citation needed]

At the 2011 Rugby World Cup he scored two tries in the tournament's opening game against Tonga, and another two against Japan. He was an integral part of New Zealand's World Cup winning side, starting several games, including every knockout match at left wing.


Kahui resides in Fuchu, Japan with Top League team Toshiba Brave Lupus under Australian coach Joe Barakat, with other New Zealand players Steven Bates and David Hill. His contract ends at the conclusion of the 2014/15 season


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