Tu Tamarua

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Tu Tamarua
Date of birth (1974-06-22) 22 June 1974 (age 42)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Henley Hawks
Pertemps Bees
12 (5)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003 Northland 12 (5)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997-99 Reds
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
 Cook Islands
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2000  Australia

Tu Tamarua (born 22 June 1974) is a retired Cook Islands rugby union flanker.


Tamarua played for Queensland Reds, in Australia, from 1997 to 1999. He later played for NEC Harlequins, in England, for 2001/02 but missed a portion of the season due to injury. He then played for Swansea, in Wales, for 2002/03, moving to Northland, in New Zealand, in 2003. He moved again to Henley Hawks, in 2004, then to Rotherham, in January 2005. In June 2005, he was assigned for Pertemps Bees. His last season was at Pontypridd, in 2006/07.

Tamarua played for Australia Sevens, in 2000, but played instead for the Cook Islands national rugby union team. He was the first and still the only Cook Islands player to have been selected and played for the Pacific Islanders, in 2004.

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