Ruby Tui

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ruby Tui
Date of birth (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 27)
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Canterbury ()
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2012– New Zealand 12
Correct as of 4 August 2016

Ruby Tui (born 13 December 1991) is a New Zealand rugby sevens player. She was a member of the silver medal-winning team in the 2016 Summer Olympics rugby sevens tournament.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Tui made her debut in 2012 in Fiji and has been a part of the national setup ever since. Tui has been described as a "powerful and aggressive prop".[3] She is a product of the Go4Gold campaign of the New Zealand Rugby Union.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Tui received a scholarship to study at Aoraki Polytechnic, where she completed a Diploma in Sport in 2013.[5]

Tui's father is Samoan and she is of Irish and Scottish heritage on her mother's side.[6]

Achievements and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Games Women's Sevens, Match 34". World Rugby. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  2. ^ "New Zealand names sevens teams for Rio Games". Stuff.co.nz. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Ruby Tui". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Ruby Tui". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  5. ^ "PM Schols: Rugby Sevens player Ruby Tui". High Performance Sport New Zealand. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Women's Rugby Sevens Player Ruby Tui Thanks Sport for Helping Her Overcome Her Difficult Upbringing". The Australian Women's Weekly. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018 – via Now to Love.
  7. ^ "Canadians dominate Langford Dream Team". Americas Rugby News. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

External links[edit]