Tane Tuʻipulotu

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Tane Tu'ipulotu
Date of birth (1981-02-07) February 7, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Tonga
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb) [1]
School St. Kentigern College
University Massey University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2001-02
2003-08
2006
2008-11
2011-12
2012-13
Auckland
Wellington
Manawatu
Newcastle
Yamaha Júbilo
Newcastle

21
4
68
13
11

(30)
(5)
(20)
(15)
(5)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2004-06
2007
2008
Hurricanes
Chiefs
Hurricanes
25
11
9
(20)
(10)
(8)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2000
2001-02
2004
New Zealand U19
New Zealand U21
Pacific Islanders


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Tane Tu'ipulotu (born 7 February 1981 in Tonga) is a former rugby union player for the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby competition. He played as a centre. He has represented the Pacific Islanders. In summer of 2008 he signed for the Guinness Premiership side Newcastle Falcons, to arrive in November 2008, after the Air New Zealand cup. Tu'ipulotu quickly became a fan favourite at the club before joining the Yamaha Júbilo in 2012. Tu'pulotu returned to the Falcons for 18 months before a knee injury forced him to retire. Tu'ipulotu was a coach at local amateur side Novocastrians Rugby Football Club.

He now resides in New Zealand with his wife and 3 children

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